Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

paper llama

What will happen in this picture? Only you can say, so tell us a story with construction paper, glue and your scissors. Will the llama fall in love with the cactus, and stay in the desert forever? Or will the cactus poke the llama, causing him to flee? Make your own picture and tell us what happens to this unlikely pair.
Step 1
We have templates that make this project easy! Click here to download and print them. Cut out all the shapes.  
Step 2
First, trace the llama shape onto white construction paper, then cut it out. 
Step 3
Next, trace the cactus onto green construction paper, then cut it out. 
Step 4
Trace the muzzle and hooves onto tan construction paper, then cut them out. 
Step 5
Trace the ears onto pink felt and cut them out. 
Step 6
Gently tear a piece of brown construction paper in half. Take one half and glue it onto the bottom of a piece of blue construction paper, so that it becomes the desert sand. You can use our photo on this page as a guide. 
Step 7
Glue the white llama onto the center of the desert sand, just as we’ve done in our photo. 
Step 8
Glue the cactus onto the desert sand, a little above the llama. (If you’d rather glue it somewhere else on the page, that’s ok, too.) 
Step 9
Glue the pink felt ears onto the paper llama’s white ears. Next, glue on the wiggle eyes, muzzle and hooves. 
Step 10
Cut small pieces of white yarn, about 1"-2" long and glue them onto the white llama. 
Step 11
Do you think your llama should be a little more dressed up? Glue pom-poms around his or her neck. If yours is a really fancy llama, you can add another row. Let your paper llama dry. 
Step 12
Add details to your llama’s ears, muzzle and hooves. Don’t forget to draw some spines on your cactus, too!
 
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