Creating some Handprint Butterfly Craft is a great way to keep the kids occupied as well as being an important aspect of learning Motor and Sensory play.

Supplies needed:
A few pieces of coloured construction paper (stiffer paper makes a more durable butterfly)
• A pencil
• Scissors
• Glue, tape or a stapler
• Crayons, paint or markers
• Googly eyes (optional)
• A pipe cleaner

Trace a child’s hand on a few pieces of construction paper, for a total of 6 times. These will be the butterfly’s wings.

Cut out the tracings.

On a piece of dark construction paper, draw a butterfly’s body (draw a long oval plus a smaller circle at one end).

Glue or staple the handprint tracings to the body, three on each side. The fingers should point outwards.

Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Curl the ends a bit or wad them into balls. The folded pipe cleaner will be the butterfly’s antennae.

Tape or staple the bent part of the pipe cleaner to the back side of the butterfly’s head.

Either draw eyes on the butterfly’s head or glue on googly eyes. Decorate the wings with crayons or markers.

You now have a great butterfly decoration.

© Teresa Boardman, Nanny Options.