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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 in 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 it 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

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

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 craft that is a sweet keepsake!

two handprint sloth crafts

Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

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!

Not only are they fun for kids to do, but they’re also educational!

Zoo Children’s Books

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.

Animal Crafts For Kids

Crafting is often seen as a frivolous activity, but it can actually be quite beneficial for young kids. For one thing, it helps to develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing, and sewing all require a certain amount of dexterity, and crafting gives kids a chance to practice these important skills.

In addition, crafting can also help to boost self-esteem and confidence. Seeing a finished product that they have created themselves can be a great source of pride for young kids.

And finally, crafting can be a great way for kids to express their creativity. Whether they’re painting a picture or making a popsicle stick craft, crafting provides an outlet for kids to explore their imaginations and experiment with new ideas!

Try adding in some of these fun ideas:

Alligator Paper Bag Puppet – This alligator craft is so fun and easy to make, your kids won’t be able to resist getting creative! All you need is a paper lunch bag, some construction paper, a few other supplies and you’re ready to go.

zoo crafts for kids image collage

Tiger Headband Craft – Tigers are one of the most majestic animals in the world. They’re also really cute, which is why this tiger craft for kids is so much fun to make! All you need is some colored paper or markers and you can let your kids’ inner artist out.

Elephant Paper Plate Craft – Who doesn’t love a good elephant craft? This one is extra fun because it uses paper plates! Just imagine all the trunk-twirling and ear-flapping your kiddo can do with their very own elephant friend. Plus, they’ll get to paint, cut, and glue to their heart’s content. And when they’re done, you can hang their new creation on the fridge or even give it pride of place on the family bulletin board.

Lion Craft For Preschool – This lion paper craft is perfect for young kids to make. It’s easy and has a free template. Just print out the template, cut out the pieces, and glue them together. The finished product is sure to be a hit with your little ones.

Kids Animal Activities

First up are these animal do a dot printables for kids. There are over 20 pages of worksheets that can help kids with counting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills. Just print them out, grab the dot markes, and your kids are set!

closeup of handprint sloth craft

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

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.

brown handprint sloth craft

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

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

More Zoo Fun

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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!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

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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Lind

Thursday 29th of September 2022

Link please

Sloths

Monday 26th of September 2022

Please

Sam

Monday 26th of September 2022

I'm sorry...please what?

Judith

Monday 26th of September 2022

Gracias por compartir el molde es fantastico y sencillo

Sam

Monday 26th of September 2022

You're very welcome!

Sarah

Monday 19th of September 2022

Adorable

Sam

Monday 19th of September 2022

Thanks, Sarah!

Stansberry

Saturday 17th of September 2022

So adorable!

Sam

Monday 19th of September 2022

Thanks, glad you like it!

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