I doubt there’s a single kid on this planet who doesn’t like cartoon monkeys. With that valuable fact in mind, I set to work creating a variety of monkey clipart, coloring pages, pictures and crafts. When I finished my drawing session, I ended up with 11 monkey images, all of which I have posted below as high-quality freebies. I hope they will bring joy to you and your children, and that you will be able to incorporate them into creative personal and educational projects.
Each of the monkey pictures below is linked to large version (1200 x 927 pixels) jpegs of the same image. Click on the monkey pictures to open the large version of the image in your browser. Then, right-click on the image and press “Save Image As…” to save the picture to your computer.
These illustrations are free for personal and educational use. Commercial use is prohibited.
Free Monkey Clipart
Creative Project Ideas for Parents and Kids
1. Make your own Monkey Shadow Puppets: Print and cut out the monkey clip art. Glue a Popsicle stick on the back to make a Monkey Shadow Puppet.
2. Make your own Monkey Bookmarks: Scale down the image in your printer settings. Print it out and use it on a bookmark for kids. Let kids draw a background around the monkey. Laminate to make the bookmark sturdy.
3. Complete the Picture Drawing Activity: Print out the clip art image and let your kids complete the picture by drawing a background.
Monkey Face Clipart
Creative Project Ideas for Parents and Kids
1. Create a Monkey Face Mask: Print the monkey face onto sturdy paper and cut it out. Cut holes for eyes. Hole punch the ears and tie a string around the face to make a mask for kids. The image may need to be scaled in order for the mask to properly fit on a child’s head.
2. Drawing Practice Activity: Scale down the image. Let children complete the picture by drawing the monkey’s body.
3. Create a Monkey Children’s Book: Use the monkey face image as the cover for a monkey themed book written and illustrated by you and your kids. A page template has been provided beneath the clip art image.
Printable Monkey Coloring Pages for Kids
1. Make a Nature Diorama: After you’ve colored this cute monkey, feature him in a shoebox diorama. Include leaves and trees made out of construction paper. This idea could also be useful for a school book report project.
2. Make Monkey Finger Puppets: Scale down the image until it is the appropriate size for a finger puppet. Color the monkey and laminate it. Then using paper and tape, turn it into a finger puppet paper toy for kids.
3. Hold a Coloring Competition: If you have two children, print out two copies of the monkey coloring page. Have them race to see who can color the entire monkey first. There are two rules: They must color within the lines. The coloring is complete only when there is no white showing on the monkey (with the exception of the eyes).
1. Complete the Monkey Cartoon: Together with your children, come up with a clever and funny caption to write into the speech bubble.
2. Create a Monkey Birthday Card: Scale down and print the monkey cartoon on some sturdy paper. Write, “You’re Invited!” in the speech bubble. On the back add the party details.
3. Create an Ongoing Cartoon: Laminate the monkey cartoon and hang it on the wall. With a piece of string, tie a dry erase marker to the cartoon. Then family members can write various captions whenever they want. This would be a fun activity to have on the refrigerator.
4. Create a welcome sign for the classroom: If you’re a teacher, print out this cartoon and write a welcome message in the speech bubble to show that the school is a fun and positive learning environment.
Monkey Crafts & Decorations
1. Make Monkey Pencil Toppers: Print out the Monkey craft sheets. Cut out the monkeys. Fold and tape them around a pencil as monkey pencil toppers for kids.
2. Make your own board game tokens. Print out the monkeys and glue them on cardboard. Create a small cardboard stand so each can stand upright. Use these tokens for an existing board game or a board game of your own creation.
3. Make Monkey Paper Toys: If you children like creative toys like Legos or Play Mobil, perhaps they’ll like making their own toys from scratch. Print the monkeys and paste them on cardboard. Create scenery for them out of the paper and cardboard. Make a hand-made toy that will inspire imagination and storytelling in kids.
What programs do you use to create your clip art?
These illustrations were created using one or a combination of the following: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Manga Studio.
Do you make all of this art yourself?
Yep. All the art you see on this website is created by me, Tim van de Vall.
I read that these images can only be used for personal and educational purposes. What exactly does that mean?
This means that you can use the art for any creative project as long as you’re not trying to make money with it. Examples of acceptable personal projects include: posters for school, cards to friends and family, church flyers etc.
Can I use these images for commercial projects?
No, they are to be used for personal and educational purposes only. If you are interested in using an image on my site for commercial use, please contact me.
I’m looking for an image but I can’t find it on your site. Do you take suggestions?
Yes, your suggestions are always welcome! I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to get to your request right away, but I’ll do my best.
Personal & Education Use License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
About Dutch Renaissance Press LLC
Dutch Renaissance Press provides free, high-quality illustrations and creative content in order to…
-help people who need images for their noncommercial, personal projects.
-help people who lack the ability to draw.
-inspire children with creativity and imagination.
-make learning a fun experience for kids.
-help teachers create engaging classroom activities.
-help parents create educational crafts with their kids.
-save time for parents and teachers.
-help educate people interested in cartooning and illustration.
-make the internet community and the world a better place by encouraging learning, creative thinking, and communication.
Each of these activities was created by Tim van de Vall and is copyright 2013 Dutch Renaissance Press LLC. These printables may be used for personal and educational purposes only. Commercial use of these printables is prohibited.
All information is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, there is always the chance that I overlooked something or made a mistake. If you see such an error, please let send me an email, and I will look into the mistake as quickly as possible. That said, all the content on this site should be used at your own risk. I am not liable for any mistakes, mishaps or damages incurred by the use of these materials. – Tim van de Vall