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Handprint Butterfly Craft For Kids

Are you looking for a fun and easy activity for the kids 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

handprint butterfly craft image collage with the words handprint butterfly

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.

adult hand tracing child's hand onto yellow paper

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. 

hands arranging child's paper handprints in the position of butterfly wings

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 it into place.

hand gluing head to handprint butterfly craft

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

hand drawing smile onto handprint butterfly craft

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.

hand gluing spots to handprint butterfly craft

Isn’t this such an easy spring craft for kids?! We love it!

2 handprint butterfly crafts

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

More Insect Ideas For Kids

Create a unit study in an instant with these fun ideas! Pick and choose the best ones that your child or students will love!

Whenever we introduce a new theme or if we want to go deeper into 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.

More Insect Crafts

Craft time is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have some fun. It can also be a great learning experience. Through crafts, kids can learn about colors, shapes, and textures. They can also learn how to follow directions and work on their fine motor skills. In addition, crafting can be a great way for kids to socialize and share ideas.

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

Paper Plate Bee Craft – This craft is so great for spring and lets your kiddo paint, cut, and glue!

Handprint Ladybug Craft – No messy paint needed, this craft is made just from paper!

Dragonfly Craft – Grab your popsicle sticks and our free template to make this colorful dragonfly!

Pom Pom Spiders – Spiders never looked so cute! This craft is simple and fun!

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Insect Activities For Kids

If you’re looking for some fun and educational preschool bug activities, you’ve come to the right place! These printables are perfect for helping your child learn important skills like scissor skills, handwriting, and learning patterns. Plus, they’re also great for enhancing memory and recall. Simply print out the activity sheets and let your child have fun while they learn!

Looking for a fun way to get your kids screen-free and engaged in some number recognition? Then print out these bug color by numbers! With a range of different bugs to color in, this printable is sure to engage and entertain your little entomologists!

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging activity to do with your kids, a bug sensory bin is a perfect choice. This hands-on activity allows kids to explore. This sensory bin is the perfect opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with these fascinating little creatures.

colorful handprint butterfly craft

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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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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som

Monday 9th of May 2022

Thank you very much.

Sam

Monday 9th of May 2022

You're welcome!

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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