Sloth on a Branch Craft

Do you have a kiddo that loves sloths? They are going crazy over this Sloth on a Branch Craft.

Kids will love how easy and fun it is to make it!

Sloth on a Branch Craft

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We enjoy making different Animal Crafts for Kids (check out our Hatching Dinosaur Paper Craft or try to make a Paper Roll Peacock).

DIY Paper Sloth on a Branch

Sloths look like fun, cuddly creatures, but they are very intricate tree-dwelling mammals that are so fun to study.

DIY Paper Sloth Craft

Did you know sloths can swim too?

Follow along!

How to Make the Sloth on a Branch Craft

What you need:

  • printable template
  • color papers (light blue, two shades of brown, beige, gray, and green)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • black marker
  • branch
  • pencil

Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

Cut out the template. 

Step 1

Trace the head, body, and two legs on brown paper, then cut out everything. 

Step 2

 Now let’s trace the face on beige paper and then cut it out.  

Step 3

Draw the spot around the eye on brown paper, then cut it out. 

Step 4

Draw the paws on gray paper and then cut them out. 

Step 5

Glue the face on the head.

Step 6

Add the little brown circles to the face of the sloth to accentuate the eyes. 

Step 7

Draw eyes, eyebrows, mouth, and nose with black marker. 

Step 8

Glue the paws on the legs.

Make sure you get all four paws. 

Step 10

Glue the head on the body. 

Step 11

Add glue to the back of the sloth to make sure it sticks to the branch.

Step 12

Put glue on the stick too.

Step 13

Glue the sloth on the branch. 

Step 14

Take the other two legs and glue them to the back of the stick.

This way, the sloth will look like it is resting on the branch.

Glue the whole branch with the sloth to the blue card. 

Press down, so everything stays! 

Step 17

Draw six leaves on green paper.

Step 18

Cut the leaves out and slightly fold them.  

Step 19

Go ahead and glue them to the branch. 

Step 20

The final product is the sloth on a tree branch with leaves and a blue background. 

Step 21

Creating a sloth during craft time has never been easier. 

DIY Sloth on a Branch Paper Craft

We love how it turned out.

DIY Paper Sloth on a Branch Craft

You can place your sloth on a stand or display it on the wall.

Sloth on a Branch Craft Idea

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Sloth on a Branch Craft

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