Super Cute Papercraft Sloth Bookmark for Kids
How adorable is this papercraft sloth bookmark? Perfect little DIY for kids of all ages to add some color and interest to their spring reading!
Do you ever wonder what a sloth’s regular day must look like? Being the slowest animal in the world, it mustn’t be very exciting, I assume, but it may be quite relaxed. It is said that sloths eat really slowly and only a few times a day, since even their digestive systems are super slow! And before you ask, yes – they poop just as rarely – only once a week!
You’d think that being so slow can prove to be a danger in the wild, where speed is of the essence when escaping from a predator. But sloths are pretty smart and spend most of their time in trees, so they are safe and don’t need to waste energy running!
Well, sloths show us that being slow has its advantages, and it can really help you savor the moment a little better. Take reading for example. Yes, speed reading may work for some, but to truly enjoy a book, it’s best to take it slow! And to hold on to your place in your favorite book, we’ve brought you a cute little papercraft sloth bookmark today!
Papercraft Sloth Bookmark for Kids
- Craft paper in different colors
How to make the Papercraft Sloth Bookmark:
1. Download and print the papercraft sloth bookmark template. The template contains parts of the sloth, such as the body, face, legs, eyes, branch and leaf.
2. Trace the parts of the sloth bookmark on craft paper of the appropriate color. We’ve chosen brown, but gone with different shades to differentiate between the sloth’s body, eyes and the tree branch. Cut out all the parts.
3. Let’s start by assembling our sloth first. Stick the white circle on the sloth’s head – this is his face. Now stick the two brown eyes on the face.
4. You notice that as of now, the papercraft sloth bookmark has only two limbs – he’s missing two! Stick the remaining limbs to the back of the sloth’s body. Remember to apply glue only to the top – the ends of the sloth’s arms and legs should be free.
5. Take out your brown marker and add some detail to our papercraft sloth bookmark, outlining inside, for example. You can also add some spots or little ‘v’ shapes on his back.
6. Finish up the sloth by drawing some facial features like eyes, nose and mouth with a black marker. Assemble the tree branch by sticking the leaves on the end, as shown here.
7. Insert the tree branch between the sloth’s arms and legs – now you know why we left the ends free in step 4!
8. Take a rectangular strip of card stock and stick it to the back of the tree branch, letting it hang behind the sloth’s head freely. That’s it – your papercraft sloth bookmark is complete!
9. To use this as a bookmark, slide the edge of the page between the sloth’s body and the cardstock at the back. Now your page is secure!
We love the fact that all you need for this papercraft sloth bookmark is paper in different colors. So even if you’re running low on supplies like pipe cleaners or pompoms, it’s not at all a problem – just get out your collection of papers! You can also make a girl version of the sloth, by adding a little pink or red bow on the top!
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