Using your hand print as a template you can make this easy butterfly craft with a few dollar store supplies.
Yield: 1handprint butterfly
Author: Debbie Chapman
1sheetconstruction paper(any color)
1pipe cleaner(any color)
4pom poms(1/2 inch)
1pom pom(1 inch)
2googly eyes(3/16 inch)
STEP 1: Find what you need
Gather all your supplies and materials.
STEP 2: Make the handprint
Fold the piece of construction paper in half.
Place your hand on the folded edge of the paper so there's about 2 inches between the fold and the end of the thumb. (So that the fold in the paper is in the middle of the palm.) Trace an outline around the hand print.
Cut out the hand print.
Open the paper handprint and colour a pattern on both sides of the butterflies using markers or pencil crayons. Optional: Keep the design symmetrical, just like a real butterfly.
STEP 3: Make the antennae
Cut a pipe cleaner to be approximately 4 inches long.
Fold the pipe cleaner in half, into a V shape.
Pinch one end of the pipe cleaner and roll it into a spiral. Repeat to make a spiral with the other end of the pipe cleaner
STEP 4: Make the body
Add a glob of tacky glue to one end of the popsicle stick.
Press the bottom of the pipe cleaner antennae onto the glob of glue.
Continue using the tacky glue to first attach the larger pom pom, then the smaller pom poms to the popsicle stick. Leave about 2 inches of the popsicle stick empty so you'll be able to hold the butterfly as a puppet.
Attach the googly eyes to the large pom pom, again using tacky glue.
STEP 5: Attach the body
Squeeze a line of tacky glue down the fold in the paper handprint.
Press the popsicle stick body onto the paper handprint.
Your handprint butterfly is complete. Pinch the end of the popsicle stick and make the wings flutter as it flies through the air!