In the last month or so, as Christmas decor started to appear, we have noticed a wee trend emerging. That trend is llamas! The kids and I have been a little over excited about it. We love all things South American, and the fiesta colour-ways coming through as well. However, we weren’t really sure how to bring llamas into our Christmas.
We decided the best way to get Christmas llama-ed, would be to hand make the decorations. Based on the template, you can make a selection of llama decorations, from single hanging llamas, to banners and table settings.
You will need:
- Material – you can use coloured felt, craft card, or craft foam sheets
- Googly eyes
- Decorative pieces – sequins, stickers, pompoms, etc
- The llama template
- String or cord
- Craft glue
- A marker
Instructions for the fa-la-la-la-llama decorations
Cut the template shapes out. Overlay the template shapes onto the material you have selected to use. I did white foam sheets for my llamas and then orange and blue foam sheets for the llama’s blankets. Craft card or felt would work just as well. It really depends on the look you want for your decorations. I have a ready stash of crafting items, and so the foam was easily on hand for me. Though I love the look of felt, or a nice textured card would have been an excellent choice too.
Once I had enough llamas, I glued the blankets on. I added one eye onto the head of the llama. I also glued sequins along the edge of the blankets. This was fun, and my daughter enjoyed helping me find different patterns to try. Lastly I added pompoms on each llama’s feet.
When the llamas are dry, you can turn them over and glue a loop of cord to the back, so they can be hung from your tree. Or you could punch a hole in either side of the llama, and string the cord through a few to make a llama-tastic banner. There is also room on the blanket to write someone’s name. I’m going to be putting one on each person’s Christmas plate this year.
These llama decorations are super fun to make and kid friendly as well. My girls love sticking sequins to glue, but stickers are toddler friendly alternatives as well. We hope this brings a merry fa-la-la-la-llama magic to your house too.
What crafts do you do with the kids at Christmas time?
This article was written by Kym Moore. Kym is a working mum of two, and occasional blogger. Fancies herself a writer, when she isn’t editing her kids’ vlogs or running their social media at Baby Likes Cake. Follow them on Facebook and YouTube.
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