Handprint Butterfly

Handprint Butterfly made with paper instead of messy paint.

This Handprint Butterfly is a great craft for the younger kids. These handprints are made out of paper and are less messy for the classroom or home. How will you decorate your butterflies? Making Handprint Butterflies would also make a great craft project for a nature themed birthday party.


A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.

  • Markers, Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Card Stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Pipe Cleaner
  1. Keeping your fingers together, trace four times around your hand and cut out.
  2.  Print the butterfly body. Cut out.
  3.  Glue the hand cut-outs behind the body as wings. Decorate.
  4.  We traced around lids and spools to make a bunch of circles and glued to the wings to decorate.
  5.  Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Curl the ends to shape like antennae. glue behind the butterfly’s head.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print


Free Kids Crafts

Award your kids with an inexpensive and colorful Butterfly Patch from MakingFriends.com. They can wear them, collect them or trade them.




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