How to Make a Camel Out of Cardboard

Use spare cardboard to make a camel decoration.
Use spare cardboard to make a camel decoration. (Image: Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

If you're hosting a desert or North African theme party, consider making a camel craft out of some spare cardboard. By tracing the outline of a camel, using a homemade stencil, onto a sheet of cardboard, you'll have a piece that can be used as wall decor or as embellishment for a floral centerpiece. You can even make a number of cardboard camels and group them together to make a whole herd.

Things You'll Need

  • Coloring book
  • Scissors
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Yellow spray paint
  • Black marker
  • Tape

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Make a stencil of a camel. Use a cartoon camel image from a coloring book, using a picture of the camel standing to the side so you can see the whole profile of the body. Cut the image from the page and lay the page on a piece of stiff card stock. Cut out a trace of the image to finish the stencil.

Lay the stencil on a piece of cardboard and trace the outline of the camel, using a pencil. Cut out the traced camel image.

Lay the cardboard camel onto a sheet of newspaper. Apply a coat of yellow spray paint to the camel and let dry. Turn the camel over and spray the other side, then let dry.

Draw the eyes, nose and mouth onto the camel's face, using a black permanent marker.

Attach the cardboard camel to the wall using clear tape or attach the camel to a flower centerpiece by nestling in the flowers.

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