Saturday, August 11, 2012

Make a Llama with Art Mama - Toddler Art Project

Story Time Llama

Make a Llama with Art Mama

Age: 18 Months - 5 Years (younger ones need more supervision)

Time: 10 min (+ Prep)

Theme: Llamas

Books: Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney, Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino

Card stock and printer
Yarn (the fuzzier the better)
Adults get to use Scissors & Hole Punch

Super Fuzzy Yarn!

Prep: Find a simple drawing of a llama. (I choose these by Kat Wong Instead of just printing out the page, copy the image and paste it into a word document. Adjust page orientation and the size of the image as desired. Print image onto cardstock paper. Cut out in rough outline, then punch holes within the body of the llama. Cut a length of yarn for each llama about 18” long.

Llama Full of Holes

 Activity: Each child gets a llama and a length of yarn. Thread the yarn through the holes every which way until your llama is sufficiently fuzzy. If you have extra yarn at the end, you can give your llama a scarf! Introduce your llama to your mama and your friends.

Llama in Progress

Notes/Tips: If little ones have difficulty putting the end of the yarn through the holes, demonstrate how to hold the yarn against the back of the hole so some of the ‘fuzz’ can be grasped and pull the yarn through. In Word, if you format the picture as ‘Behind Text’ it will allow you to move it freely around the page. Heavier paper makes a sturdier llama – but be aware of your printer capabilities.


  1. Oh I really like this! I know my daughter would enjoy making one one...tanks for the great idea.

  2. That is a really cute idea. We will have to try that. I am not sure if they can do it yet...but soon. Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  3. Oh, how fun!! I love that you do the lacing with it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  4. What a wonderful way to extend a book! I love your llama! Thank your for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  5. Thank you all for stopping by! I hope that all you Mama's enjoyed this project with your own little Llamas!