Butterfly Handprint Craft

Looking for a fun, easy craft to do with your little one? Look no further than this butterfly handprint craft! This simple project is perfect for children of all ages and can be customized to fit any occasion. So grab some paint and get ready to create some beautiful butterflies!

Butterfly Handprint Craft

Final image of butterfly handprint craft on blue background

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time with your kids, why not try making some handprint crafts? These projects are easy to do and can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. Plus, they’re a great way to preserve your children’s handprints forever! This butterfly handprint craft is such a cute handprint craft that can be customized using all different colors. They also make such a fun craft to do to celebrate springtime!

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Supplies:

supplies needed for butterfly craft

How To Make A Butterfly Out of Handprints

Select 2 different colored construction paper pieces including yellow and select at least 2 different colored acrylic paints for the butterfly drawing. Prepare the selected acrylic paint.

orange and red handprints on white paper for butterfly handprint craft

Use a thick paintbrush to apply the prepared acrylic paint to the palm of your hand. Make sure to cover the palm nicely and evenly.  Take a piece of white cardstock paper and press the painted palm against the paper. Keep the palm on the paper for a few seconds and then remove your hand gently from the paper.

Similarly, create a hand-print with the other hand. Use a different colored acrylic paint to create another pair of hand-prints.

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Use scissors to cut out the handprint from the paper.

Take 2 different colored hand-print cutouts of opposite hands and attach them side by side, keeping the thumbs facing outwards.

how to make a butterfly handprint craft

Similarly, prepare the other 2 hand cutouts and attach them with the previous pair to create the wings of the butterfly.

Trace and cut out the butterfly body base and antenna patterns and the eyes from the template. The template includes 3 different sizes; you can select the size appropriate for your craft. Cut out some small round shapes from colored craft paper for the spots, to decorate the wings.

yellow antenna for butterfly handprint craft

Attach the antenna cutouts on the top side of the head part and attach the eyes on the head part. Use a sharpie to draw the mouth-line of the butterfly.

butterfly handprint craft on blue background

Attach the butterfly body base along the middle of the hand-printed wings. Then attach the spot cutouts on the wings to complete the craft. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Use Different Paint Colors: Switching out paint colors when painting your butterfly can really help add some personality to each butterfly. Let your kids get creative with their paint choice. Giving them the opportunity to choose can really help boost their ability to make decisions later in life. 
  • Add Magnets to the back: If you want the handprint to last a bit longer make it into a magnet for the fridge. Simply just glue a square magnet to the back and you are ready to hang this handprint craft right on the fridge. 
  • Use Cardstock: For more durability trade out the colored paper for cardstock. Cardstock is heavy and will last longer if you are looking for this craft to be given as a gift or kept as a keepsake for many years. 
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More Fun With Handprint Crafts

Handprint crafts are such a wonderful way of keeping memories of when your children were younger. Adding handprint crafts to a baby’s keepsake book is one of the best ways to save these fun and memorable handprint crafts. 

You can also make other handprint craft animals and put popsicle sticks on them and have an animal puppet show with your children. Using their imagination with their artistic creativity is a wonderful way to increase their fine motor skills and creative thinking. 

Butterfly handprint Craft

Butterfly handprint Craft

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

    • Select 2 or 3 different colored craft papers including yellow and select at least 2 different colored acrylic paints for the butterfly drawing. Prepare the selected acrylic paint.
    • Use a thick paintbrush to apply the prepared acrylic paint on the palm of your hand. Make sure to cover the palm nicely and evenly.  Take a piece of white cardstock paper and press the painted palm against the paper. Keep the palm on the paper for a few seconds and then remove your hand gently from the paper.
    • Similarly, create a hand-print with the other hand. Use a different colored acrylic paint to create another pair of hand-prints.
    • Allow the paint to dry completely.
    • Use scissors to cut out the handprint from the paper.
    • Take 2 different colored hand-print cutouts of opposite hands and attach them side by side, keeping the thumbs facing outwards.
    • Similarly, prepare the other 2 hand cutouts and attach it with the previous pair to create the wings of the butterfly.
    • Trace and cut out the butterfly body base and antenna patterns and the eyes from the template. The template includes 3 different sizes; you can select the size appropriate for your craft. Cut out some small round shapes from colored craft paper for the spots, to decorate the wings.
    • Attach the antenna cutouts on the top side of the head part and attach the eyes on the head part. Use a sharpie to draw the mouth-line of the butterfly.
    • Attach the butterfly body base along the middle of the hand-printed wings.
    • Attach the spot cutouts on the wings to complete the craft. 

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