We have an absolutely adorable craft for you today. It is a monkey pop up card, which is perfect for the Year of the Monkey, for Chinese New Year; it does after all, say “Happy New Year” on the front *bit of a giveaway that*

Just so as the card doesn’t get too lonely, we also have a colouring page as well, with another Monkey theme. Perfect for you to get the kids to colour in, perhaps while you are trying to sort out the card for them :-D.

The card is simple to create, as you can see from the template:

A simple pop up card for Chinese New Year, or for any time, to celebrate the year of the Monkey or just for your Monkey!

All you need to do is:

  1. Fold the printable in half, along the line as shown, so that the monkey is cut in half (lengthways)
  2. Cut down the mouth with some scissors until you reach the point of the triangle
  3. Score, or fold,  along the dotted line around his mouth, on both sides creating a triangle
  4. Open out the card now, and fold the monkey the other way (widthways)
  5. Make sure the mouth opens, you can of course colour it in behind the mouth, and that the folds are secure enough for the mouth to open whenever the card is opened too.

All done! Well, except that you need to colour everything else in of course.

Gorgeous Chinese New Year card, complete with a little Monkey for a Monkey. Perfect for this year in the Year of the Monkey

If you are the kind of person that likes a video tutorial, then nip over to the KiddyCharts YouTube channel, and there is one there for you; don’t forget to subscribe to us will you?

As promised, we have another printable for the Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Monkey to give away too. This time, a simple colouring page for you.

We have another fabulous monkey colouring page for you for the Chinese New Year, and beyond. Aren't they just too cute? Perfect to keep your monkeys occupied I hope!

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If you don’t have time to do this card, or the colouring now, then do pin it for later too, won’t you? See you again soon.

This is a collaboration with the rather wonderful Hattifant; do check her site out, she is just wonderful. She also has a couple of additional colouring pages for Chinese New Year of the Monkey for you to take a look at too. Even more fun for the kids!

Just a gorgeous pop up money Chinese New Year card, so simple to do, but so effective. We also have a lovely Monkey colouring sheet to complement it too!