These butterfly handprint cards are adorable! We love that these are made from your child’s handprint too. It adds such a nice personal touch. And they are perfect to give for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!
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Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!
The best part about this craft is it’s handmade with love and comes with an adorable keepsake of your child’s handprint. These would make perfect cards to make in preschool or a daycare for Mother’s Day.
Handprint Poem – Mother’s Day Poem from Child
There is a really cute poem you can add to it also (print off and add an insert card or hand write and include inside the card):
This isn’t just a Butterfly
As you can plainly see.
I made it with my hand
Which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of Love
Especially to say
I hope you have a very
Happy Mother’s Day
Author: Elaine Magud
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make these butterfly handprint cards:
- Colored Cardstock
- Small Googly Eyes
- Black Fine Sharpie
- Pom Poms
- Felt or paint for decorating the wings
- Glue – we like this glue for gluing pom poms or felt as its much stronger than regular white glue
Steps to Make these Butterfly Handprint Cards
1. First fold over your card stock in half.
2. Now trace your child’s hand as shown below, so that the wrist is on the fold side (when cut out you’ll get a mirrored hand).
3. Now add an antennae and cut out your butterfly!
4. With a different colored paper, cut out a body and head and glue to the outside of the butterfly. Glue on some googly eyes.
You can make the head a circle or a heart. We have done it both ways!
Here is what the butterfly card looks like with a heart head.
5. Now draw on the mouth.
6. Decorate the handprint wings. We have made these cards with pom poms as shown and also with fingerprint painted spots. You could also do rhinestones, craft foam or any other craft decoration for the wings.
7. To make one for Grandma, trace out a Mom or Dad handprint to add to the back of the child’s handprint. Grandma will love to receive this card from both of you!
8. You can add the Mother’s Day handprint poem inside or simply write a nice Mother’s Day message.
We think these may be the cutest Mother’s Day cards we have ever seen!
For more Mother’s Day craft ideas, see some of these other craft ideas:
Looking for another cute butterfly craft? Try these Footprint Butterfly Keychains! These are perfect for a gift!
These handprint salt dough keepsakes are also an adorable craft to give as a gift!
These pom pom flowers can be turned into magnets for the fridge – or simply just to make and give as a gift for Mother’s Day.