Rainbow Footprint Butterfly

Hopefully Spring will be here before we know it and with it it will bring sunshine, flowers and butterflies.  This rainbow footprint butterfly makes a prefect spring craft and keepsake and is a great craft to do alongside reading the book 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.  

Rainbow footprint butterfly.  A simple keepsake for kids using babies, toddlers or preschoolers tiny feet. This is a great the very hungry caterpillar craft.

More handprint and footprint keepsake craft ideas 

How to make a rainbow footprint butterfly

Start by squirting each of your rainbow colours onto a palette.  We used red, yellow, green, blue and purple paint. I tend to squirt my paint onto a paper plate to save the washing up!

Rainbow footprint butterfly.  Craft and keepsake idea based on Eric Carle 'the very hungry caterpillar

Paint a stripe of each colour across your child's feet.  Paint quickly to make sure you don't allow the paint to dry out. For babies and young children I find it easiest to take the prints whilst they are sitting down.  I gave Daisy a spoon to keep her occupied while I create her footprint butterfly keepsake. 

how to make a rainbow footprint butterfly keepsake.  Craft for eyfs, babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Print your child's feet onto a piece of paper or card.  Keep the prints close to each other and make sure the outer edge of each of the print is in the middle of the butterfly print. 

Rainbow footprint craft for kids. A simple butterfly craft for spring.

Draw the butterflies body between the footprints using a black sharpie. 

Rainbow footprint butterfly. A spring craft or keepsake for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs, based on 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle

A rainbow footprint butterfly would make a gorgeous keepsakes.  I framed this print created by Daisy (5 months) as a present for my mum for her birthday. 

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  1. That is so cute - especially on those little feet.

  2. Loved it! Do you think it is possible to put paint on only one foot and fold the paper in half in order to print the other side having a mirrored image? Thanks a lot for the wonderful ideas!


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