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Cute Sloth Handprint Craft [With FREE Template]

If your child loves sloths, they’re going to have a blast making this sloth handprint craft.

We’re constantly making new zoo animal crafts for kids, but every once and while we make one, like this one, that just makes us smile!

It’s simple, fun, and turns into a great keepsake too.

Just download the free printable template and make with your preschool, kindergarten, or elementary aged child!

Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we make this animal craft.

Easy Sloth Craft

handprint sloth image collage with the words handprint sloth in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Sloth template (simply enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hands holding handprint sloth craft template

Take the sloth’s head and line it up with the thumb side of the handprint. Glue it in place. You may need to trim off some excess paper to make it look seamless.

hand gluing sloth head onto handprint

Glue the sloth’s face to the middle of the head, then use the black marker to draw in the eyes. Use the brown marker to draw on the sloth’s nose.

hands gluing face onto handprint sloth craft
hands drawing nose onto handprint sloth craft

Make the branch by gluing the three leaves on the skinny end of the branch.

hands gluing paper leaves to paper branch

Interlace the sloth’s arms and legs (the fingers) around the thicker portion of the branch and then glue it in place.

hands gluing handprint sloth onto paper branch

Now your child has an adorable handprint sloth craft that is a sweet keepsake!

two handprint sloth crafts

Animal Preschool Theme

Want a simple way to keep the kids engaged in animal themed activities all week long? If so, we’ve got some great ideas to help you along!

First up are these animal do a dot printables for kids. There’s over 20 pages of worksheets that can help kids with counting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills.

We also love these zoo animal worksheets for preschoolers. These printables are engaging and educational and cover topics like:

  • patterns
  • handwriting
  • colors
  • simple addition
  • letter recognition
closeup of handprint sloth craft

If you have a child who loves puzzles, these animal I Spy printables are great! Print them out, laminate and added them to your preschool busy bag.

Besides printables, crafts are a fun and engaging way to learn how to follow directions, cut, and more. Some of our readers’ favorite animal crafts are listed below:

brown handprint sloth craft

Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation! Try out some of these cool books about space:

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!

Giraffes 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.

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!

No matter what you choose, we’re certain you’ll find lots of ideas kids will love!

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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!

Get Our Favorite Handprint Crafts!

closeup of handprint sloth craft

Sloth Handprint Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy sloth handprint craft with the kids! It's great for a jungle animal theme!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Sloth template (simply enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the sloth template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take the sloth's head and line it up with the thumb side of the handprint. Glue it in place. You may need to trim off some excess paper to make it look seamless.
  3. Glue the sloth's face to the middle of the head, then use the black marker to draw in the eyes. Use the brown marker to draw on the sloth's nose.
  4. Make the branch by gluing the three leaves on the skinny end of the branch.
  5. Interlace the sloth's arms and legs (the fingers) around the thicker portion of the branch and then glue it in place.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Sloth Template

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Jennie

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Please forward the handprint sloth template…

Sam

Friday 13th of May 2022

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 🙂

Susan Chandonnet

Monday 9th of May 2022

Our second graders study sloths. As the art teacher I'm always looking for ways to collaborate with classroom grade level teachers. This is great

Sam

Friday 13th of May 2022

Oh, good! So glad it's useful!

Audrey Meuleman

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Please send me this adorable printable! Can't wait to make this with my preK babies!

Sam

Monday 2nd of May 2022

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 🙂

Emma

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Love your idea's. Would love a copy of the sloth please?

Sam

Monday 18th of April 2022

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 🙂

Erin

Thursday 14th of April 2022

Would love this template. Perfect for our rainforest theme.

Thanks, Erin

Sam

Friday 15th of April 2022

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

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