Critter Crafts

Hand-Trace Butterfly

Hand-Trace Butterfly - Critter Crafts: Bug Crafts for Kids

Make a butterfly as unique as the real thing by tracing your hands to use for wings! Use construction paper in assorted colors and a few other supplies and let your imagination take flight!


  • Construction paper in assorted colors
  • Paper cup
  • Markers or glitter pens
  • Pom poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Trace the bottom of a paper cup onto a piece of paper for the head, and draw an oval shape for the body. Cut out.
  2. Trace hand on several different pieces of construction paper in different colors and cut so that you have 2-3 for each side of the butterfly.
  3. Glue wings onto the back of the butterfly’s body.
  4. Cut out 2 small antennae and glue to back of head.
  5. Flip over and decorate wings.
  6. Draw a face and let dry.