This is a simple butterfly craft made from a child’s handprint cutouts.
- A few pieces of colored construction paper (stiffer paper makes a more durable butterfly)
- A pencil
- Glue, tape, or a stapler
- Crayons, paint, or markers
- A pipe cleaner
- Optional – Googly eyes
Trace a child’s hand on a few pieces of construction paper, a total of 6 times. These will be the butterfly’s wings.
Cut out the tracings.
On a piece of dark construction paper, draw a butterfly’s body (draw a long oval plus a smaller circle at one end).
Glue or staple the handprint tracings to the body, three on each side. The fingers should point outwards.
Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Curl the ends a bit, or wad them into balls. The folded pipe cleaner will be the butterfly’s antennae.
Tape or staple the bent part of the pipe cleaner to the back side of the butterfly’s head. Either draw eyes on the butterfly’s head or glue on googly eyes. Then decorate the wings with crayons or markers.
You now have a great butterfly decoration!