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Handprint Butterflies

by on Sep 30th, 2010

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I have two hands… the left and the right! Perfect for the wings of a beautiful butterfly!

There must be 20 or more crafts for kids on butterflies! I wanted to do them all but I think the kids would walk out on me if I made them do all. So, my partner and I settled with handprint butterflies! It’s really simple to make and easy to prepare.


What you will need

  • Construction paper with solid color
  • Patterned Paper (gift wrapper)
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Googly Eyes
  • Fuzzy Wire
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Step 1: Trace the child’s hands on all pieces of paper


Step 2: Cut it out. You should have 2 pairs of hands, 1 on the solid color and another on the patterned paper


Step 3: Let the child glue their hands on the popsicle stick


Step 4: Glue on the eyes and the fuzzy wire


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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