We are hooking you all UP for Cinco de Mayo this year! I don’t know what it is — maybe it’s because I’m pregnant and all I want is a margarita with lots of salt, but I’m just in the mood to celebrate. So now that you know what you’ll be mixing up to drink, we’ve got the perfect game for you to play at your Cinco celebrations! A little Pin the Tail on the Llama — obviously. We teamed up with our gal pal Megan again and she designed us this most adorable llama, who I think we should probably call Trudy. She looks like a Trudy doesn’t she? Anyway, Trudy seems to have lost her tail so you better get to pinning it on there again. Here we go!
- printable llama poster
- 18″ x 24″ foam core board
- spray glue
- colored cardstock
- masking tape
- double stick tape
- optional: yarn and pompom makers
Make Time: 1 Hour
Step 1: Print out our llama poster at your local print shop! It’s designed to be printed on an 18″ x 24″ poster.
Step 2: Now, option one is to just slap that baby up on your wall as-is. But if you want to get fancy, mount your poster on some foam core board using spray glue. Be careful to align all the edges before smoothing down.
Step 3: Make your tails. Cut out three colors of cardstock in small, medium, and large sizes. We freehanded our llama tails because, well, llamas are individuals, you know? So don’t get too picky. On the rounded side, cut some fringe. Then wrap each piece around a pencil to curl the fringed ends.
Step 4: Layer the pieces on top of one another and affix them together with small pieces of double stick tape.
Step 5: If you mounted your llama poster on a board, make a hanger for it. We just braided some yarn, tied knots on either end, and taped the knots to the back of the board with masking tape.
Step 6: For all you overachievers! Use your pompom makers to make some fun pompoms and hang them around your poster. Braid some random yarn and drape it here and there to be festive.
Step 7: Add some double stick tape to the back side of each llama tail.
Now get your game on! Blindfold your guests, hand them a llama tail with some double stick tape on the back, and let them try to get it in the right spot! I closed my eyes and tried to put a tail on Trudy and it ended up smack in the middle of her neck. It ain’t as easy as it looks, folks! I think the loser should have to make the winner mezcal mules all night. Sound good? xoxo
Craft Production Assistance by Shari Stamps