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.

yarn llama

This friendly, fuzzy llama is easy to make and even easier to love! Paint your canvas, then wrap him in yarn. Finish by adding a few felt details and pom-poms. Hang him up when you’re done – he’s guaranteed to make an adorable addition to your home.
Step 1
We have templates that make this project easier. Click here to download and print them. Cut out all the pattern pieces. 
Step 2
Set the pattern for the llama’s body on the canvas and hold it in place as you trace around it with a pencil. Do the same for the cactus pattern, then remove both pattern pieces.

TIP: You can follow our image when deciding where to put the llama and the cactus, but you don’t have to! Place them anywhere you like.
Step 3
Use your brushes to paint a blue sky and a tan-colored desert on the canvas. You can just paint around the llama and cactus shapes. Let your canvas dry. 
Step 4
Paint your cactus green. Let it dry, too.
 
TIP: ADULT: If your small person is feeling impatient while waiting for the paint to dry, you can use a hair dryer to speed the process along.
Step 5
Fill in the llama shape with glue. If you need to, use your finger to help smooth out the glue and cover the entire llama. 
Step 6
Starting at the outside edge, begin laying yarn on top of the glue, outlining the entire llama. Once you’ve finished the outline, don’t cut your yarn. Continue to fill in the llama by laying a second round of yarn that’s just inside the first round. Keep laying yarn on top of the glue, working just inside the previous round of yarn, until the llama is entirely covered. Let the glue dry.  
Step 7
Trace the ear pattern pieces onto pink felt and cut them out. Glue each ear to the canvas above the llama’s head, and let them dry. 
Step 8
Trace the muzzle and hoof pattern pieces onto tan felt and cut them out. Glue them onto the llama and let them dry. If you’re not exactly sure where to put these pieces, just copy our photos on this page. 
Step 9
Your llama needs to see! Glue on a couple of wiggle eyes, and let them dry. 
Step 10
Time to dress up your llama! Glue colorful pom-poms to his or her neck, and let them dry. 
Step 11
Use a marker to add a few details to your llama’s muzzle and hooves, just like we did. Don’t forget to add a few spines to your cactus, too!
 
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