Book Week is here again, and so begins the last-minute panic for a costume! Never fear, Macca the Alpaca is here (with his best pal Al)! Choose your favourite alpaca, or siblings/friends can recreate the dynamic duo from the picture book Alpacas With Maracas by Matt Cosgrove.
These simple print outs let the kids make their own costumes. Print the masks out on card, colour them in and cut them out. If you believe no craft project is complete without cotton wool - add as much as you want for Macca, or stick on strips of paper for Al's shaggy fleece.
Poke some eyeholes in and staple on some string or elastic to keep the mask in place. Alternatively, wear the mask headband style, giving the wearer that long alpaca neck (and increased visibility for the all-important parade!)
Every alapca needs some maracas! Most $2 Shops seem to stock some in the toy section, or print out the maracas below on card. More colouring fun for everyone!
If you don't want to dress up, these print outs still make great activities for the kids and awesome decorations for any classroom, bedroom or library wall. Have fun and HAPPY BOOK WEEK!