Drawing with kids is so much fun, especially when they are just learning to draw different shapes and lines. This project used basic shapes to make a sloth, making it a great way to teach your toddler how they can use different lines to create different things. The directions are easy enough to follow, anyone can learn how to draw a sloth! This is part of our Rainforest Adventure Activity Plans!
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What You Need:
How to Draw a Sloth:
First, paint the paper.
Paint one whole piece of paper whatever color your little wants their sloth to be. Little Miss chose pink.
She used her brayer to make sure she got paint to cover the whole surface of the paper.
Add texture to the paint.
Using the back of a paintbrush, make marks in the paint while it is still wet. This will make the sloth look furry!
Encourage your toddler to make lots of marks to cover as much area as possible.
How to Draw a Sloth.
When the paint is dry, turn it over to start drawing the sloth on the back of the paper.
First, draw a large U shape over the back of the paper.
Then draw another U shape on one end of the big U. This will be one of the feet.
Repeat the “U” shapes on the other side for the other 2 feet and then connect them with a line for the tummy.
Draw a straight line from the bottom of the foot horizontally and then draw the second foot.
Make the Background.
You can begin the background while you wait for the paint for your sloth to finish drying.
First, cut the sponge into a leaf shape. Then, make green leaves all over the paper.
After that, cut out a strip of brown paper to make a branch for the sloth. Glue this to the top of the paper.
Add the sloth.
Now, it is time to finish our sloth!
First, cut out the sloth from your colored paper. Then, cut out a circle of paper for the sloth’s face. Paint it whatever color you want. Little Miss chose yellow for her sloth face. Then glue the face to the sloth’s body under his arms. The sloth is ready to be glued to his branch!
Give the sloth feet and a face.
Using the same color of paint for the sloth’s face, paint the sloth’s feet, too.
Little Miss used her paint dauber to make it easier to hit the right spot on her feet for the sloth.
Add finishing touches!
Add your “S” to the opposite side of the page and any other details your little one would like! They can add more leaves, branches, or colors to their sloth. Let them be creative!