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Paper Plate Sloth Craft For Kids With FREE Template

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Sloths are such funny creatures and we just love them, which is why we made this paper plate sloth craft!

It’s an easy zoo animal craft for kids to make that’s great for creating with preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarten children.

All you need to do is grab a few craft supplies and get crafting! Be sure to download your free printable template so it’s even easier.

We’ve even made a quick video to show you the exact steps to take to make it with your kiddos (or students). Check it out below or read our step by step directions.

Easy Sloth Craft

paper plate sloth craft image collage with the words paper plate sloth in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the template, print and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding paper plate sloth template

Begin by painting the paper plate in a thin coat of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

hands painting paper plate brown

Place the sloth head template on the paper plate, trace, and cut out.

hands tracing sloth head template onto paper plate

Glue the sloth face to the middle of the paper plate.

hands gluing face to paper plate sloth craft

Next, take the nose and draw on the nostrils with a black marker. Glue the completed nose just above the mouth line.

hands gluing nose to paper plate sloth craft

Position the brown eye area on the side of the sloth’s face, on each side, and glue in place. Glue the eyes on the innermost end of the eye area, like in the picture below.

hands gluing eye area to paper plate sloth craft
hands gluing eye to paper plate sloth craft

Place the cheeks just below the eyes and glue in place.

hands gluing cheeks to paper plate sloth craft

Use a brown marker to draw on some small eyebrows just above the eyes.

hands drawing eyebrows onto paper plate sloth

That’s it! Now your child has an adorable sloth craft they’ll be so proud of!

dark brown and light brown paper plate sloth craft

Zoo Animal Preschool Theme

If you’re wondering how to incorporate this paper plate sloth into a zoo animal preschool unit, we’ve got some great ideas to share!

Start off with books! We all know how beneficial reading to kids is, so let’s get some more bedtime reading in. Grab these books from the local library or buy them from Amazon to add them to your home library.

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Girafffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

Want a fun and educational resource? These zoo animal worksheets are perfect for preschoolers looking for fun and educational activities.

These printables will help kids will work on:

  • handwriting
  • counting
  • number recognition
  • colors
  • patterns
  • simple addition
  • letter recognition
  • and more!

It’s loaded with tons of fun ideas the kids will actually like working on!

dark brown paper plate sloth craft

These animal do a dot printables are another simple activity that is great for the kids. There are lots of art dot marker pages, plus counting, and alphabet recognition.

We love having these printed out and set aside for when the kids get bored!

Besides printables, kids can work on tons of skills just making crafts.

It sounds crazy, but kids actually learn a lot of skills like following directions, working on fine motor skills, creativity, and more. All from simple crafts!

Here are a few of our favorite zoo animal crafts:

light brown paper plate sloth craft

Sensory activities are also another activity you’ll want to incorporate into your zoo animal theme.This zoo sensory bin is perfect for letting the kids have some independent playtime.

These felt zoo animals with world maps are an amazing educational resource that is great for engaging children and teaching about animals all around the world!

Try out some of these ideas and create a fun zoo animal preschool unit!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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dark brown and light brown paper plate sloth craft

Paper Plate Sloth Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This paper plate sloth craft is a fun and easy zoo animal craft that's cute and quick to make!

Materials

  • Paper Plates
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sloth template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the link sent to your inbox)

Instructions

  1. Download the template, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by painting the paper plate in a thin coat of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the sloth head template on the paper plate, trace, and cut out.
  4. Glue the sloth face to the middle of the paper plate.
  5. Next, take the nose and draw on the nostrils with a black marker. Glue the completed nose just above the mouth line.
  6. Position the brown eye area on the side of the sloth's face, on each side, and glue in place. Glue the eyes on the innermost end of the eye area, like in the picture below.
  7. Place the cheeks just below the eyes and glue in place.
  8. Use a brown marker to draw on some small eyebrows just above the eyes.

Free Sloth Template

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Sandra Ricão

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Boa noite! Gostaria de receber o molde do bicho preguiça.

Sam T

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you :)

Angela

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Cute!! Can't wait to use.

Sam T

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Thanks!

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