Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Monkey Craft

How darling is this Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Monkey Craft? So cute, and so easy to make with our included Free Monkey Template Printable, too.

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The idea behind this craft, and the rest of our yarn wrapped crafts, is quite simple. Just wrap the cardboard roll body in fun multi-color yarn. It’s why it’s one of our favorite ways to craft these days. No mess, so fun, and super cute!

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For more fun animal crafts, because a monkey needs some jungle friends, be sure to also see our Paper Plate Sloth Craft, Fingerprint Giraffe Craft, and our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears.

monkey craft supplies needed

To make our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Monkey Craft you will need our monkey template, clean toilet paper size cardboard rolls, multi-color yarn, brown and cream color cardstock, medium size googly eyes, a brown marker, scissors, and a glue stick.

Make our Yarn Wrapped Monkey Craft

Supplies needed:

  • Monkey Template
  • Cardboard rolls
  • Cardstock – brown, cream
  • Multi-color yarn
  • Googly eyes, medium
  • Brown marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Begin by printing the monkey template. Cut out the pieces.

cut out monkey template pieces

Trace and cut out the circle, tail, and small circles from brown cardstock. Alternatively, you can simply use a ⅝” hole punch to make the small circles, too. Cut the inner face shape out of cream cardstock.

smaller cream colored cardstock glued to larger brown circle

Glue the inner face to the center of the circle.

ears glued

And glue the small circle ears to the side of the circle.

googly eyes glued

Adhere googly eyes.

simple mouth drawn with brown marker

Make a simple mouth with the brown marker, as well. Set these pieces aside for now.

cut slits in cardboard roll

Cut 2 slits on both sides of the cardboard roll, top and bottom, about 1 inch deep. You can test with the tail piece to make sure it’s deep enough.

insert yarn into slit

Insert one end of the yarn into the slits. And begin wrapping.

yarn wrapped roll

Wrap until the roll is covered. Then insert the final end into another slit.

tail inserted into bottom slits

Insert the tail into the slits on the bottom of the roll.

monkey head inserted in top slits

And insert the head on top.

finished yarn wrapped monkeys

We have monkeys! Such adorable, cozy monkeys!

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