Part of the mission of Wild Hair Press is to educate people about alpacas and fiber arts. On this page you will find an every growing collection of alpaca facts, alpaca fiber facts, educational activities and lesson plans, fiber projects, YouTube videos and relevant websites. Most materials are free; some will be sold for a minimal amount. All our materials are copyrighted. However, you may copy these and teachers can make class sets IF you include Barb's or Denise's name as author and you include our website: www.wildhairpress/weebly.com on each page. We'd love it if you would let us know you are using our materials and give us feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we learn where are materials are being used and what kind of effect our efforts are having.
This is what we are planning:
YouTube Videos: Frooty Brite dyeing Felting Beads and Stringing a Necklace
Every new book will include an alpaca fiber arts project. There will an accompanying YouTube video on this website for each fiber arts project.
Alpaca Tales: Observations and anecdotes about alpaca behavior based on 12 years of living with them alpacas and caring for them
Zadie and Plain Vanilla, the Rainbow Alpaca: Accompanying Educational Materials Crossword Puzzle Word Search Comprehension Page Map Skills (South America) History Research: Incas, Spaniards and Alpacas Biology: Compare Animal Defenses Compare Animal Communication Compare Animal Behavior. For older children: How does behavior of lone animals like cats compare to pack carnivores like wolves to herd animals like alpacas? Alpaca coloring pages How to Draw an Alpaca
Each Wild Hair Press children's book will have educational materials to take a child further. These materials will be available here.
Relevant websites about alpacas and fiber arts.
Announcements of kid-oriented alpaca and fiber arts events.
Under consideration: A page where children's original alpaca art, alpaca stories, experiences with alpacas, photos of chidren's alpaca fiber art will be displayed.