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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Handprint Butterfly Craft
Yet another craft that uses handprints (I love 'em!!). This one takes a bit more work than a normal one because you need to assemble the wings (5 handprints each).
Check out the
Handprint Poems on the site if you would like to include one with the craft.
- paper (for handprints) - 3 different colors of construction paper work well.
- pencil or marker
- printer and paper
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Trace the child's hands on another piece of paper and cut out
- four handprints in color one (pink)
- two handprints in color two (yellow)
- four handprints in color three (purple)
- Assemble the wings:
|STEP1: Glue handprints in three different colors along the left side of the body (pink, yellow and purple)|
|STEP 2: Glue a second pink handprint with the thumb facing up to
the first pink handprint.
Glue a second purple handprint with the thumb facing down to the first purple handprint.
|STEP 3: Repeat step 1 on the right side|
|STEP 4: Repeat step 2 on the right side|
|You'll end up with something that looks like the image to the left.|
- Finish the rest of the butterfly
- Glue the circle (head) to the body
- Glue the face and antennas onto the head
- Glue the flower in the "hair", on a wing or beside the neck
- Optional: Print a Handprint Poem on the back
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).