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Hello!  Thank you Kasey for inviting me to share on your blog.  I really appreciate the chance to share with your thoughtful readers! If you all are not familiar with me, I blog at Sidetracked Sarah and if you haven’t guessed, I’m just a bit sidetracked!

There are so many projects that I’d like to be doing each day and only so much time, especially as the mother of 6 young children. I have decided to start trying to do crafts with my little ones more often in order to make our homeschool days a little more exciting and fun.  Of course, the crafts we do are great for all ages, but the toddlers and younger elementary aged children especially enjoy the crafts we’ve been doing.

Hand Print Butterflies

 

Today I’m going to show you how we made handprint butterflies. The weather is warming up and we’re starting to get the itch of spring! This is a super easy craft that doesn’t take much time, which is exactly why I like it.  If I had to spend a lot of time, money or resources on crafty things, I probably wouldn’t take the time to do them!  

Here’s what you need:

  • Paint (we used white)
  • Construction Paper (2 different colors, one for the background, one for the body of the butterfly)
  • Glue
  • Pipe Cleaners for the antenna
  • Googly Eyes or Markers to draw the eyes on with
  • Glitter if you’d like to decorate the wings (we didn’t do this step)  
Instructions:
Start by choosing what color of paper that you’d like for your butterfly to be on. Next, dip your hands into the paint.
Kid enjoy doing hand print
Place your hands on the paper like this:
 newly hand print

 

After that, cut your body of the butterfly out so that you can glue it down between the two hands like this: 

Cute hand print butterflies

Cut a pipe cleaner in half.  Then, fold it in half and twist each end around a pencil to create a spiral shape.  Glue it down to the top of the butterfly head. Draw or glue on your eyes. 

Hang it up to show off to anyone who comes to your home the craftiness your child possesses!  🙂   I’m sharing another butterfly craft that my 12 year old daughter made up on my blog today.  Please visit me here to see it!