This llama craft is not only completely adorable, but it is also a great way to work on bilateral coordination as you wrap the yarn around and around, adding some fluffiness to the animal craft. Using the llama craft template makes crafting easier, but you can also choose to draw the body of your llama if you prefer or if you don’t have access to a printer. We’re using a paper plate as the base for the craft because it is strong and will hold up to the wrapped yarn nicely.
Fun Facts About Llamas
- Llamas are related to camels.
- They can grow as much as 6 feet tall.
- Llamas are very smart and easy to train.
- They don’t bite but will spit when agitated.
- Llamas are vegetarians and have 3 stomachs, a lot like cows who have 4 stomachs.
- A group of llamas is called a herd.
*To learn more about llamas, check out this article from One Kind Planet.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- White yarn
- Scotch tape
- Glue stick
- 4 Clothespins
- White paint
- Llama craft template
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Llama Craft Instructions
Step 1: Paint the Legs
- Place the 4 clothespins on a paper plate and squeeze out a small amount of white paint.
- Use the pompom to paint one side of the clothespins.
- Once that side has dried, you can also paint the other side.
- While you are waiting for paint to dry, move on to step 2.
Step 2: Use the Llama Craft Template
- Print the llama craft template (or free-hand draw a llama body if you do not have access to a printer)
- Use the template to cut out the body shape from a paper plate.
*You can also print the template onto heavy cardstock if you have it on hand and just cut it out instead of using a paper plate.
Step 3: Wrap It Up
- Tape the end of the white yarn to the back of your cut out llama body.
- Then wrap the yarn around to give your llama some fluffiness.
- When you are done, tape the end down and trim off the excess.
Step 4: Draw the Face
- Use your markers to draw on the llama’s face.
Step 5: Add More Details
- Also use the template to cut out the llama’s ears.
- Draw in the centers of the ears and then use the glue stick to put them in place.
Step 6: Connect the Legs
- Use your black sharpie marker to draw the hooves on the clothespin legs.
- Then clip them in place.
Step 7: Add Details to Your Llama Craft
- Now it’s time to make the llama your own.
- Use items from your craft bag to add details to your llama craft. The only limit is your imagination.
Now that you know how to make a llama craft, what’s next? Maybe you can make him some friends, like these fluffy sheep or these little bunnies. And what will your llamas be doing for fun? Make up a story and have them act it out.
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