Transform a tissue box into a llama Valentine’s Day box to hold all your cards and treasures! This recycled craft comes with five free, printable templates for you to chose from and design and decorate! Materials Empty Kleenex box (you could use a shoe box too) Templates: LlamaBlank LlamaDesignYourself LlamaBrown LlamaWhite LlamaColourYourself Cardstock Acrylic paint Sponge/brush Pom poms Glue gun/ glue OR white glue Pom poms or cotton balls Decorating items (pom poms, stickers, ribbon, rick rack, beads, markers- use whatever odds and ends you might have from other projects) We always find these items useful too: Directions We carefully removed the plastic from the opening of tissue box. We painted the box with a few layers of acrylic paint to create a base. Print your llama head, tail and blanket. (There are a few different choices for you to pick from or draw your own!) on cardstock and cut them out. If you don’t have thicker paper, you could put something like cereal box cardboard in between the two sides of the llama when you go to glue them together. Plan out your decorations, arranging them before you glue them down, so you can achieve your desired look. We wrapped our loose ribbon ends around and glued them down on the back before gluing the two sides carefully together. (You may need a bit of adult help for this portion.) Cut out the llama blanket, decorate it and glue one end down on one of the long sides of your llama body. So your blanket can open (for your friends to insert your cards), you could either put velcro dots or make your own tab for easy opening (folding a small piece of ribbon in half and gluing it on the back side). Glue your pom poms or cotton balls on the remaining exterior of your box if you would like to make your llama fuzzy! Bring your llama to school to collect your cards from your classmates or put a sheet of tissue paper inside and add a present for someone special! Pin this idea Purpose Exploring traditions for various celebrations. Re-imagining recyclables. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. Cord, yarn, ribbon etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. Small items such as beads or pom poms can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: 15 Responses Michelle Anderson February 6, 2019 Love all the cute ideas on this site. Reply Bonnie Scorer February 7, 2019 Thank you Michelle! Your comment was heart-warming for us to read! Bonnie- Reply Sammie February 9, 2019 This is very cute I’m going to make one and give to my llamas and llama friends because we’re and the llamas will have a valentines Sunday party I love this so facintin Bye Reply Bonnie Scorer February 11, 2019 We sure hope you give the llama a go Sammie! We always like seeing projects if you would like to tag us on Facebook or Instagram if you make one! Reply Anna February 9, 2019 My daughter and I love this project too! The video is adorable. We’re making it this weekend. Thanks for sharing! Reply Bonnie Scorer February 11, 2019 Thank you SO much Anna! What a happy comment to read! We hope hope your llama making went well. Happy Valentine’s Day, Bonnie & family- Reply riley February 9, 2019 YASSSS Reply Bonnie Scorer February 11, 2019 Thanks Riley! Glad to hear you enjoyed the project! Reply Sammie February 10, 2019 <3 Reply Theresa February 12, 2019 Thank you so much for this tutorial! It came out really cute! Reply Bonnie Scorer February 16, 2019 You are most welcome! We are so happy to hear that. Hope your Valentine’s Day was a sweet one! Reply Dora Hagerman April 17, 2019 It’s so Cute..! I really appreciate your work. Reply Bonnie Scorer April 24, 2019 Thank you Dora! That was really uplifting to hear, Most sincerely, Bonnie & family- Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.