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Handprint Fly

Ever try catching a fly. Well here’s a Handprint Fly created by the FreeKidsCrafts Team that will hang around and make you smile.


Two Laminating Sheets or Contact Paper

Yarn or String

Black Pipe Cleaner





Peel the backing off the laminating sheet and place it sticky side up. Squiggle yarn around sticky sheet to make the lines in the fly's wings. Peel the backing off another piece of laminating sheet and lay it sticky side down over the first sheet, sandwiching the yarn in between the two pieces. Fold in half and trace around your hand on it. Cut out, cutting through all the layers so you will have two hands. Print fly body. Glue on handprints to make wings. Cut pipe cleaner into four pieces. Glue to the back of the fly body. Bend ends.

We've posted a photo below of this craft adapted by our favorite traveling grandmother Mary Ruthven. If you click on Printables for this craft, you'll be able to see the adaption in a larger size.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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