Happy Handprint Butterfly Bag


Bring happiness with you everywhere you go when you craft the Happy Handprint Butterfly Bag. This adorable butterfly craft can be made in an instant, and it is the perfect gift to give for any occasion. If you don't want to make a bag, use this same handprint art technique to add a butterfly to something else. Toddler craft ideas that can be enjoyed by all ages are wonderful family activities. Put multiple butterflies on the bag to make a gift from all of the kids. This cheerful bag has the perfect personal touch.




  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint-Pink (65010)         
  • Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint-Cool Blue (15794), Green Velveteen (15814), Yellow Velveteen (15811 )         
  • Cardboard
  • Paper plate
  • Sponges (craft or cosmetic)
  • White tote
  • Baby wipes to clean hands


1. Place a small piece of cardboard inside tote. Place tote on a flat surface.

2. Squeeze each color of Soft® paint onto a paper plate.

3. Dip sponge into Yellow Soft® paint and apply Yellow to index finger on one hand.

4. Apply finger to the center of the tote and gently press. Slowly remove finger. This will be the center or body of your butterfly.

5. Dip sponge into Cool Blue Soft paint and apply to fingers and top part of palm on child’s hand.

6. Dip another sponge into Green Soft paint and apply to palm of the hand. Colors will touch and blend at the top of the palm.

7. Angle hand horizontally and apply to side of the body of your butterfly to create a wing. Repeat application for opposite butterfly wing.

8. Add eyes, mouth and antennae to butterfly body with Pink Slick Dimensional paint.

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