Enjoy a fun messy painting session together and turn your painted papers into a flutter of butterflies.


  • Two sheets of paper
  • Child friendly paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette or paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • Hole punch
  • Wool


  1. Paint the palm side of your hands
  2. Spread out your fingers and press your hand down flat onto one of the sheets of paper to make a handprint. Keep your hand as still as you can so that your print doesn’t look too smudgy
  3. Repaint your hand when you need to and fill your sheet of paper with colourful handprints. These will be your butterfly wings.
  4. Use your painted hands to cover the other sheet of paper with painted colour. Smearing the paint all over the paper is lots of fun
  5. Let your prints and papers dry
  6. Cut out your hand prints
  7. From the other painted sheet of paper cut out some shapes for the middle of your butterflies - approx 8cm long
  8. Hold two hand prints together so that they overlap at the base of the hand and resemble butterfly wings
  9. Place a butterfly middle shape over the wings and staple everything together in place
  10. Punch a hole at the top of your butterfly
  11. Fold a short length of wool in half and loop through the punched hole
  12. Pin your flutter of brilliant butterflies to the wall or dangle them from the ceiling