Sloths are fascinating, teddy bear-like creatures known for their sluggish behavior. Because they are extremely cute, some say that sloths are their favorite animal, and it’s easy to see why!
Whether two or three-toed sloths are your kids’ favorite or not, sloth projects will exercise kids’ artistic and motor skills. Try a few of our 15 creative, sloth-themed projects!
1. Sloth Puppet
A fantastic sloth puppet can help hone artistic and verbal skills. Make a puppet using a light brown cloth or paper bag. Add filling and embellishments, such as black cardstock, if desired. You can find sloth templates online or draw a pattern yourself.
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2. Sloth Mask
Make a sloth mask with newspaper, paper mache paste, and a balloon. Blow up the balloon and tie it. Dip newspaper strips into the paste and covers the balloon with them. When dry, pop the balloon and draw features like eye patches. Create holes and tie an elastic band to create a mask.
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3. Sloth Ornaments
Make fantastic sloth ornaments using baking clay and string! Roll some clay into balls, then mold them into small sloth figures. Bake the sloths according to the instructions. Let the clay cool first, and then paint. Once dry, you may wish to attach durable strings to the ornaments.
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4. Sloth Posters
Make creative sloth fan posters with inspirational captions or quotes. You can even convert these poster designs into a graphic sloth tee! You can make them by drawing, painting, using graphic design software, cutting and pasting a collage, or printing.
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5. Sloth Wind Chimes
Gather ceramic, plastic, or paper plate sloth ornaments, chimes, bottle caps, and durable string. Tie the cord to the ornaments while leaving space for the other items. Add the chimes and bells at various lengths. Attach this cord to a sturdy hanger or tree limb and put it somewhere with a breeze blowing.
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6. Sloth Photo Frame
Get a cream cardstock, cardboard, plastic, or wooden frame that is preferably blank so you can add more sloth designs. Decorate this frame using markers or paint. If you have sloth décor or additional items like tree branches, use strong glue to attach them to the frame.
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7. Sloth Pop-Up Card
A pop-up card can easily brighten up a sloth lover’s day. You will need a sloth picture, brown cardstock, art materials, scissors, and glue. Fold your card in half. Cut tiny slits on the sloth’s top and bottom parts and along the fold line. Glue the sloth on these markers; ensuring that the sloth’s legs dangle freely.
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8. Sloth Plushie
Cut a sloth pattern out of fabric—a plushie typically uses two patterns for two sides. Sew these fabric pieces together; leaving a small part open. Fill the plushie with the stuffing ensuring that it is firm. Sew the opening and add eye patches, a nose, sloth legs, and other features.
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9. Sloth Sculpture
Create a paper mache, clay, or paper plate sloth to enhance your kids’ motor skills! Use sloth templates or pictures to make a more accurate figure. Then, paint the sculpture and apply sealant. Put it on a tree limb!
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10. Sloth Stickers
Do you have some two or three-toed sloth photos that have become particularly appealing to you? Turn them into stickers! You will need photos, a printer, and sticker paper or adhesive. Cut out the sloth stickers using scissors or a cutting machine.
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11. Sloth T-shirts
A graphic tee enables you to express your personality. It can also serve as a quirky addition to your wardrobe. Place a shirt on a flat and clean surface. Use fabric paint or markers to draw the sloth and other designs like tree branches.
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12. Sloth Bookmarks
Bookmarks are useful items that can be artistic, informative, and inspiring. A sloth bookmark can contain cute sloth clipart or be shaped like one and have tassels, ribbons, or tree limb extensions. It pairs well with sloth-themed books.
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13. Sloth Accessories
The creative potential of sloth accessories is endless! Kids can choose from a variety of materials for necklaces, bracelets, belts, and rings—blue cardstock, metal, wood, fabric, plastic, glass, resin, clay, and natural materials like pearls, pebbles, and shells. When making accessories, ensure that all items are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and skin-safe.
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14. Sloth Keychains
Keychains hold small items like keys and serve as bag decorations or bag handle extensions. To create a sloth keychain, you will need a sloth figurine, a key ring, jump rings, and pliers. Use the pliers and jump rings to attach the sloth decor to the key ring.
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15. Sloth Journal
Your artistic child would love a sloth crafts book. Use a plain journal, cute sloth clip art, drawings or images, decorations, paint, and glue. Attach the decorative items to the cover. Consider including sloth projects, comics, trivia, and news to add interest.
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