Friday, May 24, 2013

Easy Butterfly Hand Project

It is our Nanny's birthday this weekend so we thought we would do a nice project with Colton to give to her. I thought a butterfly handprint would be fun.

This was a super easy project and really quick.

Here's what you'll need:

Paint - 2 colors
Pom Poms (I used the left over from this project)
Eyes (Left over from this project)

Step 1: Get kid to put two hand prints on paper. This can be tricky. I literally had to tackle Baby Fox's hands so that he wouldn't get more paint on the paper. We had to practice a few times, let him get out some painting first, before I even attempted it.

Step 2: Cut out body of butterfly, I folded a rectangle piece of paper in half, and drew half of the body, cut it to make the full body. That way I knew it was going to be symmetrical. Glue to paper.

Step 3: Place eyes and antennae, if you don't have the pom poms but have some pipe cleaners you can use those for the antennae.

Step 4: Personalize your butterfly, you can see that Baby Fox scribbled on the bottom. I always think it's nice to add the year so that when looking back you know exactly how old they were when doing the art project.

And that's it, super easy right? Took us about 30 minutes from start to finish, so go out and make a butterfly handprint!

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