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Sloth Craft For Kids

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Sloths are one of the trendiest animals at the moment so chances are your kids love them!

What’s not to love with those adorable faces?!

If you’re looking for an easy project, this sloth craft is one of our newest animal crafts for kids!

Download our free printable template and make with your preschool, kindergarten and elementary aged children.

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial below to see how simple it is to make.

Printable Sloth Craft

collage of paper sloth craft images with the words "sloth craft" in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored paper (in shades of brown/tan and pink)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pink and black marker (optional)
  • Sloth template (download form located at the end of this post)

Related: Llama Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Directions

Download the printable sloth template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding sloth template

Begin to assemble the sloth’s face by gluing the nose just above the mouth. If you want to add extra detail, draw on the nostril holes with a black marker.

hands gluing on sloth nose

Take the sloth eyes and glue them on each side of the face with the wider part on the outside. Glue in place.

hands gluing on sloth eyes

Glue on the pink cheeks just below the eyes, or if you don’t want more cutting, use the pink marker to draw on the cheeks.

hands gluing on sloth cheeks

Once the face is finished, glue it to the middle of the sloth’s head. Take the completed head and glue it to the top of the sloth body.

hands gluing sloth face to head
hands gluing sloth head onto body

That’s all you need to do to make a cute sloth craft!

Homeschool Preschool Animal Fun

We love taking one of the crafts we share and incorporating into a homeschool preschool weekly theme!

If you’re searching for some more wild animal fun, keep reading to see how we incorporate these simple ideas.

Monday

Start with your favorite zoo animal books. We all know the benefit of reading, so snuggle up and read a few books like Giraffes Can’t Dance, The View At The Zoo, and The Hiccupotamus.

Add in some simple activities related to the books like these giraffe activities or pretend zookeeper play (with stuffed animals).

two paper sloth crafts for kids

Tuesday

Take today to work on simple and engaging learning activities, like these animal do a dot printables or these zoo animal printables.

Both sets of printables help young children with fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, patterns and more.

Wednesday

Surprise the kids with some fun in the kitchen! Take time to let the kids help you make animal snacks like any one of these animal themed snacks perfect for a preschooler.

Thursday

Make Thursday animal sensory day! Create your own zoo habitats with this easy how to guide.

Or grab a few supplies to make this I spy zoo sensory bottle!

hand holding paper sloth craft

Friday

Funday Friday is all about crafts! Make this sloth craft along with any one of these other zoo animal crafts:

That’s just one way to have a whole week’s worth of fun zoo animal activities for your kids!

paper sloth craft

Share With Us

Did you make this sloth paper craft with your kids or students? If so, we want to see your finished project!!

Snap a picture of your finished craft and share it with us by posting it to our Facebook page wall or by joining our private Facebook group and posting it in there.

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hand holding paper sloth craft

Sloth Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this cute and easy sloth craft for kids! It's great for preschool, kindergarten and elementary children.

Materials

  • Colored paper (in shades of brown/tan and pink)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pink and black marker (optional)
  • Sloth template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the printable sloth template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Begin to assemble the sloth's face by gluing the nose just above the mouth. If you want to add extra detail, draw on the nostril holes with a black marker.
  3. Take the sloth eyes and glue them on each side of the face with the wider part on the outside. Glue in place.
  4. Glue on the pink cheeks just below the eyes, or if you don't want more cutting, use the pink marker to draw on the cheeks.
  5. Once the face is finished, glue it to the middle of the sloth's head. Take the completed head and glue it to the top of the sloth body.

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