Hand Print Butterflies


  • A4 coloured paper or plain
  • Scissors
  • crayons or felt pens
  • pom poms
  • wooden stick
  • pipe cleaner,
  • googly eyes,
  • glue stick or pva glue


  • Step 1: Fold the paper in half

  • Step 2: Place the child’s hand on the folded edge of the paper. The folded edge has to be in the middle of the palm. Trace around the hand print.


  • Step 3: Cut out the hand print.

  • Step 4: Open the paper hand print and let the child colour a pattern or decorate the butterfly wings on both sides using crayons or felt tip pens.

  • Step 5: Cut a piece of the pipe cleaner and fold it in to a V shape, we are now making the butterfly body starting with the antennae.

  • Step 6:Roll each end of the V to make a little spiral and stick it on the top of the lolly stick

  • Step 7: Add glue on the wooden stick and stick the 3 pompoms to be the butterfly body. Start with a bigger pom pom that is going to be the butterfly’s head.

  • Step 8: Stick on the googly eyes THEN attach the body to the hand print.

  • Step 9: Hold the end of the stick and make the wings flutter as it flies through the air.