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Butterfly Handprint Craft

By: Amanda A from
Updated April 27, 2022
Butterfly Handprint Craft
Butterfly Handprint Craft

From the blogger: "This bright, creative, and simple butterfly craft is the perfect summer craft for you and your little ones. A butterfly handprint craft is a great way to get messy and fun with your kiddos on an especially hot day. It can also one be fun to add-on to a science lesson for our teachers and homeschool parents! Plus, what is more fun than preserving your kids' handprints forever with this adorable and colorful painted craft? With just a few supplies and a whole lot of laughs your family will have made a sweet new memory. "

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts


Materials List

  • Colored Craft Papers
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sharpie
  • Craft Glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Use scissors to cut out the handprint from the paper.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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