How To Draw A Sloth: Step 9

How to Draw a Sloth

Learn how to draw a sloth by drawing along with this easy to follow drawing guide!

Included are 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy making their own sloth on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this sloth drawing tutorial.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw a sloth.

Art making is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Sloth Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Sloth: All Steps

In today’s post, we are going to learn how to draw a sloth on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be observed in each step of the lesson. Observe that the blue pencil lines are used to indicate the new shapes being drawn in each in each of the steps.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Face

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 1

    Draw an oval shape to outline the sloth’s face.

  2. Draw The Eyes, Nose And Mouth

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 2

    First, draw two shaded circles for the eyes. Next, form a small oval for the nose. Then, draw a curved line for the mouth.

  3. Draw The Eye Pattern

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 3

    Draw the sloth’s eye pattern by forming a curved line around its eyes.

  4. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 4

    Outline the sloth’s head by drawing a curved line around the face.

  5. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 5

    Next, outline the oval shape of the sloth’s body as shown.

  6. Add A Tree Branch

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 6

    Let’s add a tree branch for the sloth to cling on! To draw a tree branch, create two long wavy lines curving upward.

  7. Attach The Limbs

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 7

    Form the sloth’s limbs attached to its body by drawing elongated shapes as shown.

  8. Form The Claws

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 8

    Form the visible claws of the sloth by drawing pointed shapes at the end of its limbs.

  9. Complete The Sloth Drawing

    How To Draw A Sloth: Step 9

    Let’s complete our sloth drawing by adding some color! First, shade the sloth’s face with a white crayon. Next, fill in the claws, nose, and eye pattern with a dark brown crayon. Then, use a dark yellow crayon to color the rest of the sloth’s body. Finally, don’t forget to color the tree branch with a brown crayon!

How to Draw a Sloth PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Sloth. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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