How to draw a sloth: 10 great step by step lessons

I think it’s a shame that by the time we reach adulthood, so many of us have convinced ourselves that we don’t know how to draw (or just can’t!). All it took was one slightly critical remark (which may not even have been intended that way) and we pack away our pencils for good and tell ourselves we just aren’t all that creative.

I am certainly guilty of this. I loved drawing as a kid, but somewhere along the line I decided that I just wasn’t good enough and forevermore announced to the world that I was lousy at drawing.

But now I have a daughter, and she’s awesome at drawing. And I see how much pleasure she gets from it. So I draw along with her. And I’ve remembered how fun it is. And I’ve also realized, that the more I do it, the better I get! It’s like anything! It just takes a bit of practice.

We are so lucky to have the world of YouTube at our fingertips. Talented artists from all over the world are sharing their skills with us. For free! Let’s take advantage of these awesome lessons that are available. Let’s learn how to draw sloths!!

Here are the best How To Draw Sloths lessons I’ve found so far. They suit a range of styles, ages and abilities. I’ve ordered  them from beginner to advanced. If one doesn’t suit you there are plenty of others to choose from. So let’s get drawing!

How to Draw A Sloth by Art for Kids Hub

Learn how to draw a sloth with Artimee

How to draw a cartoon sloth with Drawing How To Draw

How to draw a cute sloth by Easy Pictures to Draw

How to draw Zootopia sloth Flash Slothmore by Draw So Cute

How to draw a sloth by Doodle with Bella

How to draw a sloth cartoon by How2DrawAnimals

How to turn the word sloth into a cartoon by Jon Harris

How to draw a sloth with Shoo Rayner

Draw a baby sloth with Wendy’s Happy Art House

As always, we’d love to see your drawings so please post them in the comments below.

When you’ve finished drawing all those sloths, you might like to check out some of our other art and craft sloth posts – like sloth coloring pages!

sloth coloring pages

And follow Hanging with Sloths on Pinterest for even more sloth drawing lessons.

Don’t hurry, be happy! Relax with a great sloth coloring page (or maybe a whole book)

Feeling stressed? Friends and family have advised you to slow down, hang out, be slothful? Coloring in is a well known stress reliever, and what better subject to focus on, while you practice being mindful, than our beloved sloths?

Maybe you’ve just exhausted the selection of freebie sloth coloring pages on the internet. You’re serious about your sloth coloring in and are prepared to fork over the money to prove it.

Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for a friend who loves both coloring in and sloths – so a beautiful collection of sloth coloring in pictures presented in a good looking book is just the thing you’re after.

In any case, this selection of sloth coloring is the answer to all of your problems.

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A Million Sloths

Lulu Mayo has a delightful range of coloring books called A Million Creatures to Color Series, and A Million Sloths is her fifth book in this range. Find all sorts of whimsical, chubby sloths in this super cute book (along with a bunch of other fabulous creatures too).

lulu mayo a million sloths coloring page

Sloth coloring book for adults

This book has a variety of coloring styles to choose from. You get two copies of each image, so you can share with a friend or try out different colors. And you can also download a PDF to print your favorite pages as many times as you like!

adult coloring book of sloths

Sloth coloring for preschoolers

This is a book of very simple sloths – perfect for the little sloth lovers who aren’t ready for more detailed coloring yet.

sloth coloring for preschoolers

Sloths love llamas!

96 pages of sloth and llama love, plus stickers! Cute and quirky coloring pages for sloth loving kids, from preschoolers to elementary.

sloths love llamas coloring book

Not ready to commit to a whole book? Or is it that you can’t wait for that book to arrive in the mail – you need a sloth to color in NOW!

Maybe a one page printable sloth coloring page is better suited to you. Pick and choose from these instant downloads (or get them all!)

Baby sloths in the rainforest

These simple and cute little baby sloths will really stand out (or should that be hang out?) against the detailed background.

sloths in the rainforest printable download coloring page

Floral sloth 

This sloth is looking very pleased with herself in her floral crown. Simply download her and then color her in for hours.

sloth printable download pdf coloring page

Don’t hurry, be happy

This is a great selection of adult sloth coloring pictures for sloth appreciators. Filled with lazy sloths and their motivational quotes like “Just do it slowly” and “It’s ok to take a break” – messages we can all take heed of.

adult coloring sloth download pdf

Ok – it’s time to get coloring! Be sure to share pictures of your artwork in the comments below.

Top ten free sloth coloring pages

My little girl loves sloths. And she loves coloring. Hence, we have spent a lot of time searching the world wide interwebs for good pictures of sloths to color in. This has been quite time consuming, so we decided to save you all that hard work and compile our favorite sloth coloring pages right here.

We have a range of sloths here to suit all sloth-loving coloring-insters. Simple sloths, cartoon sloths, detailed sloths for advanced color-in-er-ers. They’re all here. Please click on the headings or the images to be taken through to the fabulous websites that provide these great sloth coloring activities. This will allow you to download and print the files in their full sizes.

We’d love to see some of your results. Please post your beautiful art works in the comments!

1. Sloth color by number by Woo! Jr

coloy by number sloth
Color by numbers sloth

2. Hidden object sloth activity page by Woo! Jr

sloth coloring in page
Find the hidden objects in this sloth activity page

3. Flower sloth coloring page by Daniel DeSosa

floral sloth coloring page
Flower Sloth Adult Coloring in page

4. Cute sloth coloring in page by Kids Academy

sloth coloring page for preschoolers
Cute little cartoon sloth

5. Two-toed sloth coloring in sheet by Honking Donkey

two toed sloth coloring in page
Two fingered sloth coloring page

6. Sloths love Llamas coloring in page by Crayola

sloth riding a llama coloring sheet
Sloths love llamas!

7. Trio of tree sloths – artist unknown

adult coloring sloths
Three sloths in a tree coloring sheet

8. Mommy and baby sloth by Thaneeya Mcardle

mother and baby sloth adult coloring sheet
Mommy and baby sloth coloring in page

9. Three toed sloth coloring in page by Super Coloring

three fingered sloth color in
Three toed sloth coloring in

10. Sloth claws coloring in page by Coloring Home

sloth and baby sloth coloring in page
Sloth and her baby – with a sloth claw closeup!

We hope you enjoy coloring in all of these beautiful sloths! If you still want more – check out this post about sloth coloring books and downloadable sloth coloring pages available for purchase from talented artists around the world.

And be sure to follow Hanging with Sloths on Pinterest where we share all the great coloring in pages we can find.

Happy coloring!

20 awesome sloth clipart designs for your next sloth craft project

Is there anything more perfect than hanging around the house in your sloth pyjamas, having a slothful Sunday crafternoon?

No, I don’t think so either.

As all sloth lovers know, being slow is nothing to be ashamed of. But I must admit to being very slow to discovering the world of the cutting machine.

Crafting is awesome, but sometimes cutting out all those small and intricate pieces can be tiresome and time consuming. So my ears prick up when I hear that the Cricut Maker can cut over 100 different types of materials. That’s a lot of materials! Is there a craft that wouldn’t be made easier by such a machine??

I don’t have a Cricut yet, but it is totally on my list of things to buy. And since discovering all the awesome sloth cutting files around, the Cricut has bumped itself up to the top of my crafty wish list.

But in the meantime, for you lucky sloth-loving cutting-machine-owning crafter – here’s a list of sloth cutting files and clipart to add to your crafty shopping basket.

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Watercolor Sloth Clip Art Set

This set looks perfect for baby gifts. Nothing improves a plain old baby romper quite like a gorgeous little watercolor sloth. With this set in your crafting library you’ll never be stuck for ideas for creating gifts for baby showers, naming ceremonies or first birthdays.

watercolor we love sloths clipart.

Sloth Mode Cutting File

I think this would be perfect for a pyjama shirt, but there are no limits to the type of project you could create with this cute sloth SVG file.

sloth mode file for cutting machine

Sloth Polygonzoo Cutting File

How cool is this design? Perfect for the teen or college student sloth lover. Available in svg, pdf, dxf and png plus a pdf instruction file.

sloth svg cutting file polygon style

Slackadelic Sloth Clipart Bundle

This set of 15 sleepy sloths is designed with invitations, scrapbooking, cards and printables in mind. Available as jpeg, png and ai files – and comes with 3 bonus patterns.

sloth clipart bundle

Home Sloth Cutting File

How adorable is this? I want to know how to transfer this on to carpet, can anyone tell me?

Otherwise, it would also look great on a sign, or on a pillow for your couch or bed. Or even a blanket! So many ideas…

sloth cuddling the word home on a welcome mat

Slow Brew Sloth Logo

Perfect for a coffee cup or travel mug, or a smoothie glass. Use this SVG file in your cutting machine, create the transfer, whack it on your gift of choice and delight a person you love.

slow brew sloth imitation starbucks logo


Slow Summer Days Sloth

Perhaps there’s a little girl in your life (or maybe she’s not so little), who loves both sloths AND flamingos?

Her dreams have just come true.

sloth drinking cocktail on a flamingo floatie

Let’s get philoslothical cutting file

Philosophy sloth is one of my favourite memes. Here’s another philoslother for your crafting pleasure.

lets get philoslothical sloth with glasses


Let it Go Yoga Sloth

Yoga shirt, yoga pants, yoga drink bottle perhaps? Or maybe a meditation journal?

Actually, any time is a good time to be reminded to let it go – so stick this sloth on anything you can think of.

sloth doing yoga with caption let it go

Slothie coffee sloth

Now this sloth is my spirit animal.

Slothee: one who savors coffee as sustenance.

Plus, a portion of this sale goes to a non-kill animal rescue shelter. Philoslother sloth would approve.

slothee coffee sloth

Slow the Sloth Down

This one’s from the same seller, Downloads that Donate, and so a portion of your money will go to animal charities. As if you needed another reason to purchase this cutie.

peach colored tee with jeans and glasses

Mandala Sloth

Sloth plus mandala equals love.

blue mandala sloth on a white tee

And here’s another mandala sloth, perhaps for your wall?

mandala sloth with flower

Jungle Friends Clipart Set

Another set of clipart animals that’s perfect for the little ones. Baby shower invitations, baby’s first year scrapbook, nursery accessories – they’ll all be adorable with this sweet little sloth and her jungle friends adorning them.

jungle friends clipart set


Glitter Sloths Clipart

If anything’s missing from your life, it’s glitter sloths.

Luckily, this can be fixed with an instant download.

glitter sloths clipart

Ask me about my sloth

Is there a toddler in existence who wouldn’t love the opportunity to flash their belly when you ask them about their sloth?

No. There is not.

ask me about my sloth toddler tshirt

A gift for tea lovers?

How lovely is this lovely cup with this lovely sloth on it? SO lovely! I’m sure you, or someone you know, would find your hot drink to be extra lovely when sipped out of  this.

black line drawn sloth on a white cup

Be happy sloth

All sloths want is for us to be happy. It’s the least we can do for them. 

black line drawn sloth on a white tote bag

Sloth cutting file mega bundle

130 sloth designs in one bundle! Cute sloths, valentine sloths, funny sloths, coloring book sloths – they’re all here. And if you don’t find the sloth that you want in this bundle, just email the designer and he’ll create it for you at no extra cost!

cute sloths valentine sloths color book sloths cutting files

Sleepy watercolor sloth clipart

Ok, this one’s perfect for baby’s nursery. He or she can snooze in good company – a beautifully handpainted sloth, elephant, koala, panda and raccoon, along with stars, bow ties, clouds and moons.

sleeping animals watercolor clip art set


Phew, just thinking of all the sloth crafting projects to be done makes me feel very slothful myself. I’ll just have a little nap while you get busy with some awesome sloth DIY projects.

Show me your pictures please!



The 10 best free crochet sloth patterns

You long to cuddle a sloth, but you know that sloth selfies aren’t cool. Plus sloths tend to live in the rainforest, and you don’t.

You really only have one option, don’t you. Crochet yourself a sloth. Crochet a bucket full of sloths. And cuddle them all day long.

Big crochet sloths to snooze on your bed, pocket sized sloths to hang out with you all day long, sloths to keep your coffee warm, sloths to hold your page in your book, sloths to put on your head, sloth loveys for your baby. They’re all here. You shall never have a lonely sloth-less day again.

Plus these patterns are all free. So now your only problem is choosing which one to make first.

Crochet sloth baby lovey

Download the free pattern for this adorable sloth lovey at Yarnspirations. Conveniently, you can buy the perfect yarn while you’re at it. You’ll need to BYO baby though.

baby holding crochet sloth lovey

Crochet sloth bookmark

Keep your place in your book in the cutest way possible with this free crochet sloth bookmark pattern from Heart Hook Home.

Crochet sloth bookmark in pages of open book

Sloth Amigurumi

This smiley fuzzy three toed sloth is just hanging out to be cuddled by you. Grab the free pattern from Craft Passion.

sloth amigurumi

Crochet sloth hat pattern

Lovable Loops provides instructions for making adorable sloth hats of all sizes. Make one for all the sloth loving people in your life, big and small.

Sloth crochet hat pattern

Mini crochet sloth pattern

This teeny tiny sloth will be happy to snuggle in your pocket all day long, or sit on your desk and watch you work. And it’s a quick and easy project so you can soon have  a whole family of mini baby sloths. Find a review of Lauren Bergstrom’s book, plus the free pattern for these little guys at Underground Crafter.

Mini crochet sloth pattern

Baby crochet sloth pattern

Here’s another option if it’s a teeny tiny sloth you’re after. The Twisted Crocheter offers a free pattern for a baby amigurumi sloth.

Baby crochet sloth pattern

Extreme amigurumi sloth pattern

But perhaps it’s the other end of the sloth sized spectrum that you’re looking for?

Behold – the giant sloth amigurumi pattern by Storyland Amis.

Extreme amigurumi sloth pattern

Crochet sloth keychain

Hang this little sloth from your keys, or from your bag. It’s a  lovely quick little gift to make for teachers or school friends. Pattern by Cozy Little Mess.

crochet sloth keychain

Sloth crochet hook bag pattern

You need somewhere to keep your crochet hooks handy while you crochet all these sloths. The Loopy Lamb has got just the pattern for you.

sloth crochet hook case

Crochet sloth coffee cozy

While you’re hanging out at The Loopy Lamb, be sure to grab her pattern for her sloth coffee cozy. Now both your crochet hooks and your coffee will stay warm and sloth-covered. Tell her Hanging with Sloths says hi 🙂

crochet sloth coffee cozy

And there you have it. 10 awesome and awesomely free sloth crochet patterns. Be sure to share your pics of your new sloth family here with us.