There’s something just so cute about sloths. I find them fascinating. And this craft takes a really cute sloth and adds heart, for our Sloth Heart Valentine Craft. We’ve included a Sloth Free Printable Template, too, for easier crafting.
Usually, you don’t see a sloth venturing too far, or too fast, away from their favorite perch with their arms wrapped around a tree limb. This Valentine’s Day, though, their arms are hanging on tight to your heart.
The heart in this craft is also a great place to write your Valentine’s Day message. Looking for more Valentine’s Day crafts? Be sure to check out our Heart Flower Card Craft, this Cardboard Roll Love Monster Craft, our super cute The Dog Ate My Valentine Cards, and our Flowering Hearts Cactus Craft, to name just a few of our many fun ideas.
To make our Sloth Heart Valentine Craft you will need the Sloth Free Printable Template, cardstock, a black pen, glue, and scissors.
Make a Paper Valentine’s Day Sloth Craft
- Sloth Template
- Cardstock – dark grey, lighter grey, tan, red, pink
- Black pen
Select 2 different shades of grey, white and light brown cardstock for the sloth craft. Trace the body and head patterns on the lighter shade of grey paper and trace the 2 leg patterns on the darker shade of grey paper. Trace the eye patch patterns on brown and the round shape on white.
Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Grab the brown eye patch cutouts and the white round shape. Attach the 2 eye patches on both sides of the round shape, keeping the curved ends facing inside. Use scissors to trim the extra sides of the eye patches and align them with the round shape’s border.
Attach the round shape in the middle of the head pattern. Use a fine-tip sharpie or black pen to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the sloth.
Grab the body pattern and the 2 leg patterns. Stick the leg patterns beside the leg parts attached to the body pattern, only gluing the open end overlapped with the body pattern and keeping the rest of the leg free.
Attach 1 leg beside each attached to the body pattern. This is the backside of the paper-craft.
Flip the body pattern to the front side and attach the head pattern with the body pattern, on the straight end part.
Trace and cut out a heart pattern from red or pink cardstock.
Slide the cardstock heart between the legs of the sloth to complete the craft.
How cute, right?! We hope you love this sloth craft as much as we do! And be sure to check out all of our fun Valentine’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!