Cute & Easy Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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Llamas are interesting creatures, closely related to camels, and native to South America, where they have been used as pack animals for thousands of years in the mountainous regions of Peru. This Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft is a fun way to introduce your homeschool class to these fascinating mammals.

Although llamas are smart and easy to train, they also know their limits. For example, if a llama is given too much to carry as a load, it might just lie down or simply refuse to walk with such a heavy burden! Llamas are also used as guard animals for sheep and other livestock!

10 Fun Facts About Llamas

Here are some more facts about llamas.

  • Llamas are domesticated animals that originally come from South America, particularly the Andes Mountains.
  • Llamas are members of the camel family, known as camelids, but they do not have a hump like camels.
  • Llamas are known for their long necks and ears. They can also have different types of fur, including short, medium, or long.
  • Llamas are social animals and often live in herds. They communicate with each other using various sounds, such as humming, snorting, and even spitting when they are upset.
  • Llamas are herbivores, which means they eat plants. They have a split upper lip that helps them grab and eat grass, leaves, and other vegetation.
  • Llamas have a special digestive system that allows them to efficiently extract nutrients from the food they eat. They have three stomach compartments!
  • Llamas are well-known for their ability to carry heavy loads. In the past, people in the Andes Mountains used llamas as pack animals to transport goods across difficult terrains.
  • Llamas have excellent eyesight, and their large eyes help them see long distances. This makes them good at detecting predators, such as mountain lions or coyotes.
  • Llamas are gentle and curious animals. They are often used in therapy programs because they can help people feel calm and relaxed.
  • Llamas have a unique way of defending themselves. When they feel threatened, instead of kicking or biting, they may spit at the perceived threat. However, they typically only spit at other llamas and rarely at humans.

With these few fun facts, why don’t we go ahead and start on the Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft:

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft

List of Supplies for Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft:

Instructions for Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft:

Step 1:

Select embossed paper for the head and body parts. Then select different bright-colored craft paper for the rest of the pattern. The template includes the following patterns—head (including neck), hair, mouth part, inner and outer ears, necklace, hoofs, blush, and body base. Trace the template patterns on the selected craft paper and cut out the traced patterns.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - cutout pieces

Step 2:

Attach the inner ear cutouts to the outer ear cutouts with glue and attach the mouth part cutout somewhat in the middle of the head part.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - head pieces

Step 3:

Glue the blush cutouts to both cheeks. Then use a sharpie or gel pen to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth of the Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - face glued together

Step 4:

Attach the ear and hair patterns on the top side of the head cutout.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - face and ears and hair attached

Step 5:

Take an empty TP roll and cut half circles on one end of the TP roll to match it with the base cutout.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - body made from TP roll

Step 6:

Glue the hoof cutouts to the hoof parts of the TP roll.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - hooves glued to TP roll

Step 7:

Next, it’s time to cover the TP roll with the base cutout. Or you can simply cover a TP roll with paper for an easy and simple craft.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - embossed paper added to TP roll

Step 8:

Glue the head pattern to the top side of the covered TP roll, on the opposite side of where the legs are.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - head added to TP roll

Step 9:

Attach the necklace patterns on the neck part of the TP roll llama to complete the Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft. You can add more details if you want to.

Llama Toilet Paper Roll Craft - necklace added to llama

Additional Activities

Interested in incorporating some fun facts about llamas into this crafting session? Click the link in the previous sentence or check out these other llama activities for kids.

Or if you have a bunch of empty toilet paper rolls and want to create a collection of TP roll crafts, here are several other craft projects similar to the llama toilet paper roll craft:

For you homeschooling parents out there, here is a blog post on some ways to inspire creativity in your children.

And if you’re dealing with the unique challenge of homeschooling teenagers, we’ve got some suggestions for incorporating hands-on learning in high school.

Lastly, here’s one for you homeschooling moms, just some encouragement on finding hope and purpose in an ordinary life. What you do each day is so important!

Kids’ Book Recommendations

You might be familiar with the children’s “Llama, Llama” book series, and here are a few other fun children’s books about llamas:

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