Looking for an easy and fun craft that doesn’t take any prep time? This fun spring or summer craft is what you want! Make a Handprint Butterfly where you child’s hand print is traced on paper and turned into a cute butterfly.
Learn how to make this easy craft with your kids that will turn into a cherished treasure as they grow older!
Simply trace your child’s hands, cut out and decorate. This craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Let them get creative picking the color scheme of the butterfly, decorating it and deciding who to gift them to.
Make sure to grab yourself one of these butterflies so you can remember just how smaller their hands were as they grow! A cherished treasure forever.
Supplies Needed for Handprint Butterfly!
- Cardstock – grey, assorted colors
- 1” circle paper punch
- ⅝” circle paper punch
- Googly eyes, small
- Black pen
- Glue stick
Trace & Cut Handprints
The first step is to trace the child’s handprints on a colorful sheet of cardstock. You will need a total of four handprints.
You can either trace four times or fold the cardstock and cut out double.
Position the handprints close together in a wing shape on a grey sheet of cardstock or another color like blue. Whatever color scheme you choose or child chose’s will work great!
Glue handprints to the large piece of cardstock.
Assemble the Handprint Butterflies
Now, cut a rectangle strip from a different color of cardstock.
Then cut two very thin strips from the same color of cardstock as the hands. These will be the antennas.
Glue these two pieces of paper to the top of the rectangle strip for antennae. Curl the ends of the antennae with your fingers.
Glue the rectangle over the wrists of the handprints.
Next, take two small googly eyes and adhere them on.
Decorate the Butterfly!
Now, punch circles using the different sizes of hole punches. We used the same color as the strip and a different color, too. But get creative!
Glue the circles on the wings.
Finish your beautiful spring keepsake butterfly by drawing a simple mouth with the black pen.
You could also decorate the butterfly with sequins, pom poms and more. Let the kids have fun!
Butterfly Learning Unit Ideas!
If you are doing a learning unit about butterflies and making this fun and easy handprint craft we recommend checking out some of our favorite Butterfly books!
More Handprint Craft Ideas!
- This Handprint Heart Tree Craft is the perfect fun idea for toddlers and preschoolers. Simply trace their hand on brown construction paper and use a toilet paper roll dipped in paint to make hearts.
- Adorable and easy Handprint Angel Craft is a simple craft. Simply trace your child’s handprints, cut them out and glue them to paper. Then cut out the rest of the angel from the template provided to create your Angel!
- The kids will love making this cute homemade Handprint Christmas Tree Craft. Simply trace out the child’s handprints, form them into a tree and decorate. Quick, easy and fun!
- Paper Bag Handprint Reindeer Craft is quick and easy to make. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Simply cut out the handprints, glue onto a paper bag, decorate and you have yourself a cute little reindeer the kids will love!
Have fun creating your cute handprint butterfly!
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- Begin by tracing the little one’s handprints on a colorful sheet of cardstock. You will need 4 total handprints, so you can either trace 4 times or fold the cardstock and cut out double.
- Also cut a rectangle strip from a different color of cardstock.
- Position the handprints close together in a wing shape on a grey sheet of cardstock. Blue would also be nice.
- Cut two very thin strips from the same color as the hands and glue to the top of the rectangle strip for antennae.
- Then, glue the strip over the wrists of the handprints.
- At this point, you can curl the ends of the antennae with your fingers. Then adhere googly eyes.
- Now, punch circles using the different sizes of hole punches. We used the same color as the strip and a different color, too. But get creative!
- Glue the circles on the wings.
- Finish your beautiful spring keepsake butterfly by drawing a simple mouth with the black pen.