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How to Make a Monkey Refrigerator Magnet

This little critter will look so cute on your fridge, you'll want to make a whole monkey family. After all, who can resist a little monkey business?


  • Step 1: Draw outline Draw the outline of a monkey on the foam. The monkey should be bigger than the magnet but no larger than a postcard. Trace a picture from a book or magazine, or create your own monkey by drawing a circle for the stomach, a smaller circle for the mouth, and a small crescent shaped piece for a banana.
  • TIP: Keep the shape of your monkey simple or it will be hard to cut out.
  • Step 2: Paint features Use the poster paint to paint a nose, mouth, stomach, and other features on your monkey. Let the paint dry.
  • Step 3: Glue on eyes Glue on the googly eyes to the monkey's face with tacky glue.
  • Step 4: Cut out monkey Cut out the monkey and pieces.
  • Step 5: Glue pieces Glue the mouth, belly, and banana onto the monkey with tacky glue, and let it dry.
  • Step 6: Glue magnet Glue the magnet onto the back of the monkey using a dot of tacky glue and let it dry.Now put your cheerful new pet to work holding up this week's lunchroom menu.
  • FACT: Capuchin monkeys are so smart they're sometimes trained to help people who are paralyzed.

You Will Need

  • A sheet of plain white foam
  • A pencil
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some poster paint
  • A small paintbrush
  • A pair of googly eyes
  • A magnet about the size of a quarter
  • And some tacky glue

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