Building an Alpaca

Latin America Special Issue



Words by

Max Dixon, age 6

Pictures by

Max Dixon, age 6

Translation by

Victor Manuel Alva Coras

Narration by

Dimitris Potusa

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I’ve built an alpaca. I needed a wooden alpaca shape, coloured wool, a wooden board and fluffy wool. First, I needed to wrap the fluffy wool around the alpaca shape. Second, I needed to sew the coloured wool around the holes in the wooden board to make a mat and a hat for the alpaca. I stood him on my bedroom windowsill so he could see the world and remind me of Peru.