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A Purple Surfing Monkey

Updated March 22, 2021

If you like clay pots then this craft is a great one. This surfing monkey is so adorable. It makes for a great kids craft or a gift. The little monkey tail makes me smile.


  • DecoArt Products Required
  • Patio Paint
    • DCP14 - Cloud White
    • DCP21 - Wrought Iron Black
    • DCP28 - Fiesta Yellow
    • DCP29 - Petunia Purple
    • DCP58 - Azalea
    • DCP63 - Blue Bahama
  • #0 liner brush
  • #8 flat brush
  • Sponge brush
  • Two purple chenille stems
  • Purple foam sheet
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks or thick craft glue
  • Purple feather boa
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Sandpaper with sanding block
  • Two clay pots
  • 4" x 9" Styrofoam sheet

Note: Let dry between steps.

  1. Use sponge brush Petunia Purple to paint pots.
  2. Use craft knife to trim Styrofoam piece to form surfboard. (Adult assistance required.)
  3. Use sandpaper to round out edges of Styrofoam.
  4. Paint surfboard Blue Bahama.
  5. Mix a little Cloud White into Petunia Purple and paint monkey's muzzle.
  6. Use liner brush and Wrought Iron Black to paint eyes, nose, and mouth.
  7. Use brush handle and Cloud White to dot highlights on eyes.
  8. Position and adhere head and tail on body, and ears and boa "hair" on head.
  9. Twist second chenille stem around neck for arms.
  10. Use brush handle end and Azalea to dot flowers on surfboard. Dot flower centers with Fiesta Yellow.
  11. Position and adhere monkey on surfboard.
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