Paper Sloth Crafts to Celebrate International Sloth Day
Inside: Three quick and easy sloth crafts that are simple enough to do with even toddlers and preschoolers if not older students. Find out how to make sloths out of paper.
The reason for my making these crafts with my kids was to introduce them to these little creatures. We don’t have sloths in our part of the world but I needed a conversation starter to talk about endangered species and what is causing them to go extinct.
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Sloths are kind creatures and they look so cute carrying their babies and hanging from trees. I love how their faces look like they are smiling. I also love how sloths symbolize calm, carefree attitude. I thought they would make excellent examples of teaching children to be themselves however they feel the world feels about them. People keep them as pets too so I thought my children would love to know about this creature.
SIMPLE SLOTH CRAFT IDEAS
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We have been trying a few paper crafts to celebrate Sloth Day. If you are homeschooling, then these ideas may help you with Rainforest themed crafts too.
We made a paper plate sloth, a few bookmarks and a handprint sloth. The bookmarks will be posted as a post of its own but here are the instructions to make the other two crafts.
Paper plate Sloth
What you need:
- Draw a sloth face with its claws using pencil as shown in the picture.
- Outline using a black felt tip or marker.
- Time to give it to your kids to color!
What you need:
- A piece of cardstock (you can also use cardboard from packaging)
- Dot markers / golden sketch pen
- Draw the outline of your or your child’s hand.
- Draw the face of the sloth on the thumb part of the handprint. Draw the claws on the four fingers.
- Let your child dot up the sloth with the marker or sketch pen.
I hope you enjoyed our craft. My toddler and preschooler loved this activity. They found it really cute. If you have older child you can involve them or let them carry on independently.
This post is part of a blog hop to raise awareness for International Sloth Day Blog Hop organised by Peakle Pie. Hop on over and visit the other bloggers to see what fun and fantastic crafts and activities they have for you.
Peakle Pie – Sloth Games
Witty Hoots – Gingerbread Sloths
Words and Needles – Paper Crafts to Celebrate International Sloth Day
Kelly’s Classroom – Facts About Sloths
Share it! Science News – Amazing Adaptations
Schooling a Monkey – Chenille STEM Sloths
Craft Create Calm – Sloth Books for Kids
Sticky Booger Home Schoolers – Feeling Slothy! Facts and Ideas
If you are a blogger, do join us in the linky below.
Peakles and I think these paper sloths are really cute – we will be making some soon! Thank you for joining in with the International Sloth Day Blog Hop via Peakle Pie!
Thank you for stopping by Helen. My kids loved them… we have a few more sloth crafts that we did… we will be linking up soon.