Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show kids how much you love them.
There are always delicious treats to share with them, but kids love to get creative too! And kids can’t help but smile when they hold onto something handmade with their own little hands.
Today we’ll show you how to make an adorable Valentine sloth craft together so your kids can stay busy while expressing themselves creatively.
It’s perfect for young kids in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school. Make it at home or in the classroom, then hang him up on February 14th for everyone to see.
This cute guy is one our of newest Valentine crafts for kids and so simple to make with our free template. Make him, then check out our other Valentine-themed ideas for more fun.
Valentine Animal Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Sloth template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the sloth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to create the sloth’s face by gluing the eye patches on each side of the face. Trim off the paper that hangs off the sides.
Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the head, near the end of each eye patch.
Next, take the completed face and glue it to the middle of the sloth’s head.
Place the belly in the middle of the sloth’s body and glue it in place.
Position the arm on one side and glue in place, then glue the heart in the middle of the belly, and finish off by gluing the other arm on top of the heart. Cut off the excess paper.
Can you even believe how simple this craft is? We also love that it’s on the bigger side so it’s easier for little hands to manipulate.
More Valentine Ideas For Kids
Keep going with the Valentine festivities with some of our favorite ideas. It’s so simple to implement and helps kids to learn, have fun, and help them harness their creativity!
First, let’s start with books. Reading to your kids can help them in so many ways! It’s an easy activity that can help them develop a larger vocabulary, encourage imagination, and so much more!
Grab these books from your local library or Amazon to add to your home collection.
Love From The Crayons – If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.
The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?
Another activity we love is, of course, crafts! They’re fun, great for practicing fine motor skills, and helpful for kids to express themselves in new and fun ways.
Try adding in another one of our simple Valentine’s crafts below:
Hedgehog Valentine Craft – It’s that time of year again when love is in the air. Create your own hedgehog Valentine craft with this free template and instructions! This project is perfect for kids, so let them get creative while making their own crafts to give away on February 14th.
Valentines Day Snow Globe Craft – This simple Valentine’s Day craft is a great activity to keep the kids busy. It’s screen-free and can be made from paper. Plus, it’s so cute!
Valentine Photo Wreath Craft – What’s the favorite thing about Valentine’s Day? The candy! And if you have kids, it doesn’t make sense to let all that yummy goodness go to waste. Rather than letting your little ones gorge themselves silly on sugar, why not turn those sweets into a craft they’ll enjoy even more? This photo wreath is perfect for parents and grandparents who want something cute their children can give them this year.
Llama Valentine Card Craft – This fun llama Valentine card is perfect for kids to make and give to someone special. It’s easy to do, and you can download a free template to help!
In preparation for Valentine’s day, we have created some free Valentine coloring pages that you can print and enjoy with your kids. The best part about these is they are completely FREE! We hope you get a chance to use them. Happy Valentines’ Day from our family to yours!
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids? These Valentine do-a-dot printables are perfect! They help improve fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, and more. Plus, they’re just plain fun!
These Valentine connect the dots are perfect for kids to help with fine motor skills and practicing counting. They’re a simple way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
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More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Sloth template
- Download the sloth template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to create the sloth's face by gluing the eye patches on each side of the face. Trim off the paper that hangs off the sides.
- Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the head, near the end of each eye patch.
- Next, take the completed face and glue it to the middle of the sloth's head.
- Place the belly in the middle of the sloth's body and glue it in place.
- Position the arm on one side and glue in place, then glue the heart in the middle of the belly, and finish off by gluing the other arm on top of the heart. Cut off the excess paper.