DIY: Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

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    DIY: Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

    Butterfly Handprint Craft for Kids

    This beautiful butterfly handprint craft is simple to do with kids and it makes an adorable keepsake.

    Handprint crafts are always fun to make and they are some of our favorite activities because kids enjoy the process of making art while parents get a keepsake from the child's childhood.  It's awesome to look back at every hanprint craft your child  has made over the years and and be amazed at how quickly they grow! Plus handprint crafts make great projects that you can give as gifts to...MORE parents, grandparents and other special people in your child's life.

    Let's get started! 

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    Supplies for Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

    Butterfly Handprint Craft for Kids
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     Materials Needed:

    • Paint
    • Paper
    • Construction Paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Marker

    Gather your supplies and lets start making this easy butterfly handprint craft!

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    Step One for Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

    Butterfly Handprint Craft for Kids
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    Kids love handprint crafts because they get to paint themselves and not get in trouble! Let your kids pick out the colors that they want for their butterfly wings and paint their hand those colors. Make sure hands are well covered, then press onto paper. You can use construction paper or regular art paper for this part.

    If you want to have the top wings be one color and the bottom wings be another color then you need to make sure that you make one handprint per color for each hand. So your...MORE child's left hand should have two prints, one in each color. As should the right hand. My daughter wanted alternating colors on her wings, as you can see in the completed photos below, so she only used one color per hand.

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    Step Two for Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

    Butterfly Handprint Craft for Kids
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    Next you need to cut out the handprints so that you can create the wings of your butterfly. Leave a little excess paper on the side of the palm print so that you can glue the body on over it without obscuring the handprint too much.

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    Step Three for Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

    Butterfly Handprint Craft for Kids
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    From colored construction paper cut a narrow oval shape with a circle for a head at one end. Also cut two small antennae out of the same construction paper to add to the head of your butterfly.

    Arrange your handprints in a wing shape by placing two handprints, thumbs upward, on the top and two on the bottom, thumbs facing down.  You will want the excess you left on the palm side to overlap a bit. Then glue the body on, positioned across the center and over the handprints.

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    Finished Handprint Butterfly Craft for Kids

    Butterfly Handprint Craft for Kids
    Where Imagination Grows

    Add some eyes and a mouth with a marker and glue on your antennae. That's it!

    Your super cute butterfly handprint craft is done! Want to play with them? You can add a stick to the back and make it into a butterfly puppet!