M Is For Monkey Handprint Art (Free Template)

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Discover the joy of creating with our m is for monkey handprint art template. This a fun and easy project perfect for kids!

This template is designed to make crafting memorable and enjoyable, providing a simple way to engage in creative play while learning about letters.

Ideal for parents, teachers, or anyone looking to add a bit of educational fun to their day. This handprint art activity is not just entertaining but also a great way to teach children about the alphabet, specifically the letter “M”, and the animal it stands for – the monkey.

Creating handprint art is a fantastic way to get little hands involved in learning. By using our template, you can easily turn a handprint into a playful monkey, making the learning process both visual and tactile.

This alphabet handprint art is perfect for developing fine motor skills and for introducing young learners to the concept of letters and sounds in a way that’s both interactive and enjoyable.

m is for monkey handprint art

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Ways to use the monkey handprint craft

There are several creative ways to utilize the m is for monkey handprint art template.

  1. Incorporate this template into your alphabet studies. It’s a hands-on method to reinforce the letter “M”, connecting the tactile experience of creating with the cognitive process of learning.
  2. Encourage children to express their creativity by customizing their monkey handprints. They can add colors, features, or even background scenes, turning each piece into a unique work of art.
  3. Transform your classroom or playroom into a lively jungle scene with a collection of monkey handprints from each child. This not only beautifies the space but also instills a sense of pride and ownership in the children.
  4. Use this activity as a bonding opportunity. It’s a fun, engaging way to spend time together, creating memories and art that can be cherished for years to come.
  5. Guide children in creating personalized handprint monkeys as gifts. These heartfelt creations are perfect for family members, especially for occasions like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

This free printable monkey handprint art is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post to get the pdf file.

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Craft supplies needed for the letter m handprint craft

For the monkey handprint art ensure you have the right supplies on hand will make the experience smoother and more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Here’s a detailed list of the craft materials you’ll need to bring this fun project to life, along with some practical tips for a mess-free crafting session:

  1. Opt for thick, durable cardstock as your crafting base. Its sturdy nature is perfect for holding paint without warping, ensuring your monkey handprint keeps its shape and looks great on display.
  2. Choose a variety of washable paint colors to allow for creativity while keeping cleanup easy. Browns and yellows are great for the monkey, but having a rainbow of colors lets children personalize their art further.
  3. A set of paintbrushes in various sizes will help in applying paint both to little hands and for adding details to the monkey, such as facial features or a tail.
  4. Safe, non-toxic kids glue is essential for attaching any additional elements to your craft, like the googly eyes. It’s strong enough to hold, but safe for children to use.
  5. Googly wiggle eyes add a playful, animated look to your monkey handprint art. They’re a fun way to bring the craft to life, though you can also paint the eyes on if preferred.
  6. Having a pack of wipes close by is a game-changer for quick cleanups. They’re perfect for wiping paint off hands before it spreads to tables, chairs, or clothes, helping to keep your crafting area tidy.

Setting up your crafting space with a protective cover or using disposable tablecloths can also prevent paint from getting on surfaces. Encouraging children to wear aprons or old shirts can protect their clothes from paint splatters.

With these supplies and tips, you’re all set for a fun, educational, and creative letter M handprint craft session that’s as enjoyable for the kids as it is mess-free for you.

m is for monkey handprint craft template

How to use the m is for monkey handprint printable

Print out the template below, it will print out on one full page. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your emails within 5 minutes.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use, we have chosen brown paint for our monkey.

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Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Place their hand with their fingers pointing downwards with their palms underneath the monkey’s face. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull your child’s hand off gently to avoid any smudges.

Let the paint dry completely before coloring in the letter M and the monkey head.

The most important thing though is just to have fun with this handprint art!

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Additional letter M printables

For even more letter M activities that I know you are going to love:

  • This creative mummy handprint template allows children to make a spooky mummy, merging art with learning about the letter M.
  • The musical instrument matching game is a fun, interactive game that challenges kids to match musical instruments, enhancing their knowledge of both music and the letter M.
  • These phases of the moon worksheets delve into the lunar cycle, offering a scientific twist to learning about the letter M through the phases of the moon.
  • The free letter M coloring page features various objects that start with M, this coloring page is a relaxing way for kids to familiarize themselves with the letter M.

Go and see some monkeys with our zoo scavenger hunt printable!

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

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Download the free letter M craft printable template

If you want to grab all of the letters of the alphabet in one place, you can purchase them here for a small fee. Or for a massively discounted price grab these handprint alphabet printables along with our new alphabet coloring pages in our 52-page bundle.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 10 April 2024 by Clare Brown

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