Have fun with the adorable sloth by making these super cute sloth crafts for kids! Just in time for International Sloth Day on 20th October!
Have you seen an animal that sleeps for a good part of the day, rarely sets foot on the ground, prefers hanging around and moves very, very slowly?
No, we’re not talking about teenagers! (Although I can understand why you would go there). We’re talking about something a lot cuter and a lot less hormonal – the sloth!
It’s a little unclear on how the sloth became such an internet sensation, but many attribute it to the sloths in popular animated movies. The ‘smiling’ appearance of the sloth’s facial features also adds to its charm, and this slow guy is suddenly in the spotlight.
With International Sloth Day coming up on 20th October, we think it’s the perfect time to celebrate this adorable animal, and we’ve got just the crafts for this purpose!
10 Super Cute Sloth Crafts for Kids
Sloths spend most of their time on trees, and rarely venture out on the ground. I Heart Crafty Things capture’s this preference of the sloth beautifully in this adorable Valentine craft made of paper.
Doesn’t just looking at this guy from Clever Patch make you want to drop everything and just ‘hang around’? Can’t blame you – that’s the very nature of the sloth!
If you know someone who loves sloths, these sloth notepads from Crafting Cheerfully would make the perfect gift for them! Super easy to make and super impressive – your friend will love you forever!
I can’t think of anything more adorable for Mother’s Day than this craft from The Keeper of the Cheerios! Mamma sloth and baby sloth look real cute together in this punny craft.
Planning a sloth theme party? Lia Griffith has got the perfect way to decorate your place! Use these sloth tags for wrapping gifts or string them together to make garlands or streamers.
While you’re getting ready for your sloth party, why not try making these pencil toppers from Handmade Charlotte? Kids could make these by themselves and take them home as return gifts too.
Sloths have claws that are about 4 inches long to help them hang onto branches of trees. Moma Le Blog brings this alive by making sloths that you can hang just about anywhere, thanks to clothespin claws!
Sloths don’t just hang on to trees, they also hang on to their kids! Female sloths usually have just one kid a year, thanks to how much they love their alone-time! Our Kid Things has a cute Mamma and Baby sloth card that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!
You can’t have a list of animal crafts without including one made of a toilet paper roll! Viel & Falt give us a toilet roll sloth, who loves hanging. This guy can also move his arms and legs, although I doubt he’d want to!
If you’d like something really simple to introduce the kids to this amazing animal, Learn Create Love has a simple paper craft that you can download and print for free.
If the kids are new to sloths, start out by telling them that these are the slowest animals in the world – that should get them interested! Here’s some more fun trivia for kids:
- Sloths continue to hang on branches even after they die
- Sloths can take up to 30 days to digest one leaf
- Sloths generally urinate and defecate just once a week!
Now that should be enough to get the kids started on these super cute sloth crafts!