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Handprint Butterflies

There are so many things to make with handprints.  Butterflies are a fun way to let children create with their own handprints.

Did you know there are around 20,000 different types of butterflies?  Most are found in the tropics, but butterflies can be found around the world.

If you are looking for more butterfly crafts, you can make coffee filter butterflies, paper butterflies craft or make a caterpillar tree.   You can read about when we raised live Painted Lady Butterflies.

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  • Have the children choose what paper they want to use to make butterflies.  It could be colored pictures from a magazine, construction paper, tissue paper, or even white paper they color themselves.
  • Trace the child's handprint on the paper.
  • Cut out the hand print.  Use lots of cut out handprints to get a layered look.
  • Glue the handprints together for each wing.
  • Cut out a body shape and glue on top of the two wings.
  • Cut out eyes and glue on, or use a marker to draw in eyes.


  1. Make sure the paper is large enough to fold in half and then draw the child's handprint.  It will be easier to make the wings match if you cut out two at the same time.
  2. Use large wiggly eyes for the face.



There are lots of craft and activity ideas in our kids crafts library.

Note for Parents:

Every parent must use their own judgment in choosing which activities are safe for their own children.  While Creative Kids at Home makes every effort to provide activity ideas that are safe and fun for children it is your responsibility to choose the activities that are safe in your own home.


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