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Creating a craft of Gandhi’s three monkeys using cardboard can be a fun and educational project. Gandhi’s three monkeys symbolize the principle of “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making this craft using cardboard and other simple materials:

Materials Needed:

  1. Cardboard sheets
  2. Colored paper (optional for decoration)
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue or adhesive
  5. Markers or pens (for detailing)
  6. Ruler (for precise measurements)
  7. Compass (for drawing circles)
  8. Craft sticks (optional, for support)

Step by step video Instructions:

1. Prepare the Cardboard:

  • Base: Cut a large rectangular piece of cardboard to serve as the base for your three monkeys. This will provide a stable platform for your craft.
  • Monkey Shapes: Draw the outlines of three monkeys on the cardboard. Each monkey should be sitting and should have a slightly different pose to represent the different gestures (“See no evil,” “Hear no evil,” and “Speak no evil”).

2. Create the Monkey Shapes:

  • Cut Out Shapes: Carefully cut out the three monkey shapes from the cardboard.
  • Monkey Faces and Bodies: Use colored paper or markers to add details to the monkeys’ faces and bodies. For instance, you can use brown paper for the body and beige for the face and tummy.

3. Add the Gestures:

  • See No Evil: For the first monkey, cover its eyes with its hands. Cut small hand shapes from the cardboard or colored paper and glue them over the eyes.
  • Hear No Evil: For the second monkey, cover its ears with its hands. Again, cut small hand shapes and glue them over the ears.
  • Speak No Evil: For the third monkey, cover its mouth with its hands. Cut small hand shapes and glue them over the mouth.

4. Detailing:

  • Facial Features: Use markers to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth on each monkey. Even though the gestures cover these features, detailing them adds a nice touch to the craft.
  • Body Details: Use markers or colored paper to add details to the monkeys’ bodies, like fur texture, belly shapes, and tails.

5. Assemble the Monkeys on the Base:

  • Positioning: Arrange the three monkeys on the cardboard base. Make sure they are evenly spaced and positioned securely.
  • Gluing: Glue the bottom of each monkey to the base to ensure they stand upright. You can use craft sticks glued behind the monkeys for extra support if needed.

6. Add Labels:

  • Labeling: Create small labels for each monkey. Write “See No Evil” for the first monkey, “Hear No Evil” for the second, and “Speak No Evil” for the third. Attach these labels in front of each monkey on the base.
  • Decorations: Optionally, you can add more decorations around the base, like grass, trees, or other elements to create a scene.

Final Touches and Display:

  1. Assembly: Make sure all parts are securely glued and the monkeys stand upright.
  2. Check Stability: Ensure the base is stable and the monkeys are well-balanced.
  3. Display: Place your finished Gandhi’s three monkeys craft in a prominent location where it can be admired during Gandhi Jayanti celebrations or any other educational event.


  • Historical Context: Explain the symbolism of Gandhi’s three monkeys and how they represent the principle of “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”
  • Craft Details: Discuss the materials and process used to create the model, emphasizing the importance of the message conveyed by the three monkeys.

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