Who doesn’t love a sloth? They’re just so cute, and quite funny. And, well, slow. I mean, what’s the rush, anyway? There should be a rush to make this darling Paper Plate Sloth Craft, though, because it’s just too adorable not to.
There’s nothing complicated about this sloth craft, and I’m pretty sure that’s just how any sloth would want it. It’s a great craft to complete together and hang around a room just because they’re cute, as a reminder to take it easy, or as a fun way to say hang around awhile.
We’ve made these really sweet Sloth Cards before, as well, as a cute way to tell mom to take it easy on her day. They’re fun to make any time, though, and go great with this paper plate craft, too. Be sure to check out all of our animal crafts!
To make our Paper Plate Sloth Craft you will need paper plates, brown or grey acrylic paint, cardstock in cream, brown, grey, and green, a black and green marker, stapler, glue stick, and scissors.
Make this Paper Plate Sloth Craft
- Paper plate
- Acrylic paint – brown, grey
- Cardstock – cream, brown, grey, green
- Markers – black, green
- Glue stick
Begin by cutting a paper plate in half.
Paint the plate the sloth color. We made brown sloths and grey sloths. For these directions, we’re making a brown sloth. Let the paint dry.
Cut out the inner part of the plate.
From the piece that was cut out, cut out a circle.
Trace that circle on the cream cardstock. Cut out inside the lines so it’s smaller than the painted circle.
Staple the painted circle to the plate as shown.
Then glue the cream circle inside the painted circle. We did it this way so it covered up some of the staples.
Cut out two rectangles from the brown cardstock that are rounded on one end. Draw simple sleepy eyes with a black marker.
Glue the eyes on the cream circle.
Draw a nose and mouth with the black marker.
Also make 3 toes with the black marker on the ends of the paper plate.
Now, cut out a long strip from brown cardstock.
Cut some leaf shapes out of the green cardstock.
Staple the sloth’s feet to the brown strip.
Draw details on the leaves with the green marker. And glue in place around the limb.
We absolutely adore this craft and hope you will, too! Be sure to check out more of our animal crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!