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Handprint Butterfly Craft For Kids

Are you looking for a fun and easy activity for the kids do this spring or summer? If so, this butterfly craft is the perfect answer for you! 

This handprint butterfly craft for kids makes a fun activity for spring, summer or anytime your kids are learning about insects!

As you may know, around here we love handprint crafts for kids. 

Using your child’s handprint turns a regular craft into a cherished possession for years to come. No mom wants to forget how little their child’s hands once were! 

Learn how to make this easy butterfly handprint craft with your kids. Also be sure to check out all of our butterfly crafts for kids!

Butterfly Handprint Craft Idea

Supplies

How To Make A Handprint Butterfly

Trace your child’s hand onto 2 different colors of paper. Repeat again to end up with 4 handprints.

Use the 1.5″ circle punch or your scissors to cut out a circle from the green card stock. This will be your butterfly’s head. 

Use your scissors to cut out a stretched out oval shape for the butterfly’s body. Make sure it’s long enough to extend to the bottom of the child’s handprints. 

Cut out two small ovals from the green card stock that will become the butterfly’s antennae. 

Position one colored handprint with the thumb facing up, the fingers to the side and rotated out slightly. Take the other colored handprint and position the hand the same way, except this time rotate the hand down.

Glue the hands together where they overlap. Repeat with the opposite side. These are the butterfly’s wings.

Take both sets of handprint wings with the bottoms of the hands facing in, slightly overlap them and glue them together. 

Assemble the butterfly body by gluing the antennae to the back of the circle head. Glue the completed head to the top of the green body.

Place the completed body in the middle of the handprint wings and glue into place.

Glue the googly eyes to the head and use the marker to draw a smile beneath the eyes.

If you want to add more detail to the butterfly, use the smaller circle punches (or scissors) to cut out circles. Glue these circles to the wings.

That’s all there is to it to make this cute handprint butterfly! 

More Insect Ideas For Kids

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper in it, we always start with children’s books! They’re an easy way to fill time and help kids learn to read or develop their vocabulary. Below are some of our favorite insect books for kids!

The Very Quiet Cricket– Everyone loves Eric Carle and this book is just as good as all his others! In it, a cricket is trying to discover how to make a sound, but when he rubs his legs together nothing happens. Follow him on his journey to find his very own sound! Kids love the ending where he and your child can hear the chirping!

Bugs A to Z is a great introductory insect book for kids. It’s great for kids to browse through and look at pictures and to find a short snippet about each bug.

Ten Little Ladybugs – This cute book is not only fun to read, but also fun to touch! Kids will want to read this book day after day and it helps them learn to count.

If you’re looking for more insect crafts try out these crafts:

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Handprint Butterfly Craft For Kids

Handprint Butterfly Craft For Kids

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this easy handprint butterfly craft for kids! Perfect for spring, summer or Mother's Day!

Instructions

  1. Trace your child's hand onto 2 different colors of paper. Repeat again to end up with 4 handprints.
  2. Use the 1.5" circle punch or your scissors to cut out a circle from the green card stock. This will be your butterfly's head. 
  3. Use your scissors to cut out a stretched out oval shape for the butterfly's body. Make sure it's long enough to extend to the bottom of the child's handprints. 
  4. Cut out two small ovals from the green card stock that will become the butterfly's antennae. 
  5. Position one colored handprint with the thumb facing up, the fingers to the side and rotated out slightly. Take the other colored handprint and position the hand the same way, except this time rotate the hand down. Glue the hands together where they overlap. Repeat with the opposite side. These are the butterfly's wings. 
  6. Take both sets of handprint wings with the bottoms of the hands facing in, slightly overlap them and glue them together. 
  7. Assemble the butterfly body by gluing the antennae to the back of the circle head. Glue the completed head to the top of the green body. 
  8. Place the completed body in the middle of the handprint wings and glue into place. 
  9. Glue the googly eyes to the head and use the marker to draw a smile beneath the eyes. 
  10. If you want to add more detail to the butterfly, use the smaller circle punches (or scissors) to cut out circles. Glue these circles to the wings. 

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Neil

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

This was a great activity for kids!!

Sam T

Thursday 28th of January 2021

So glad to hear that! Thanks!

Serdar

Monday 25th of January 2021

Thanks

Sam T

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

You're welcome!

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