Painted Butterfly

Warm weather is finally here to stay in Ohio and we can not get enough outside time! Today, we spent some time inside making this easy but adorable butterfly. This craft can be done with any age child!

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Materials Used

  • Paint
  • White Paper (You’ll likely need at least two pieces, depending on the size of your child’s hands and feet)
  • A marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

I started by putting paint into two paper plates. I used a single color on one plate and multiple colors on the other. You can use whatever you have on hand to hold the paint.

I helped my daughter dip her foot in the pink paint and put it on the white paper. I then helped her dip her hands in the other paint and onto the white paper. We did each hand print twice so there would be a total of four.

After the paint dried, I cut out the handprints and footprint. I gave them to my toddler to glue on. If you are doing this craft with a young child, you can either do the gluing so that it resembles a butterfly!

To finish this craft, I gave my daughter a marker so that she could give her butterfly eyes and antennas.

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11 responses to “Painted Butterfly”

  1. Crafting with the kids is always a lot of fun. A craft like this allows them to be so expressive, there are no restrictions to colour or design, they can open their minds to endless possibilities.

  2. This looks fun! My daughter would love this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. thegrowingcreatives Avatar

    Such a cute craft- hand and footprint ones are the best. And so easy for kiddos to participate in

  4. My nieces would definitely have a blast with this one. Dipping hands and feet on paint? Count them in! 🙂

    1. My daughter loves painting with her hands and feet too!

  5. This is adorable! My mom loves handprint/footprint crafts from the grandsons. Since there are four total between my sister and me, I think I’m going to make one with each of their hands as a piece!

    1. That is a great idea!

  6. What a simple yet beautiful craft! I have to do this at school!

  7. That is so adorable and something a kid could make quite easily. I love it.

  8. This is such a simple idea for a craft for a kid. My daughter will love making this over the holiday weekend!!

  9. This is such a fun craft! My 4 year old loves butterflies!

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