Toilet Roll Handprint Butterfly


Butterfly crafts are perfect for the summer months.  Today we are sharing a toilet roll handprint butterfly craft with moveable wings. This adorable kids craft is easy to make and toddlers and preschoolers will love playing with their new butterfly toy. 



Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.
Are you looking for more butterfly crafts? Take a look at our coffee filter butterfly (you will love the art technique we used), our rainbow footprint butterfly and our salt dough fingerprint butterfly.



You will need:


  • toilet roll or cardboard tube 
  • card 
  • Paint 
  • Split pin 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Pipe cleaner 



Handprint Butterfly Craft


The best part of this butterfly craft was definitely covering our piece of card with handprints and painting the cardboard tube. Daisy (aged 2) choose to use pink and purple for her butterfly and she loved getting covered in the paint. She even used her hands to paint the toilet roll tube. 
Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.

Once the handprints had dried I cut four of them out.
Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.

I overlapped the palms of each of the handprints to make the shape of a butterflies wings.  I put a split pin through the centre of the handprints and toilet roll to keep them together. 
Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.

You could staple the wings on, but we loved the idea of being able to have moveable wings. 
Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.

We added googly eyes, a bent pipe cleaner as antennae and a little smile. 
Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.

Then our butterfly was complete and ready to take flight in the garden. 

Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.
Toilet roll handprint butterfly craft for kids. An easy and adorable activity for  toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Perfect for a summer or minibeast project.

Daisy - Aged 2

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