Are you looking for a St. Patrick’s Day or spring craft? This paper roll rainbow butterfly is perfect for both.
It was leftover night and this meant one hour that I didn’t have to spend in the kitchen. Yay! I took out my big box of paint and this got my kids’ attention. They had been busy shaping clay into animals but now there were willing to take a break and give me a helping hand. So I used their hand, literally.
We made rainbow handprints and turned those into wings for a beautiful butterfly. The boys even got a name for him: The King.
My youngest wanted to paint some more so I handed him a couple of paper rolls. This is how we ended up with two more rainbow butterflies.
Related: More paper roll crafts for kids
Paper roll rainbow butterfly
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- paper roll
- white foam sheet
- googly eyes
- paint (red, orange, yellow, purple, blue and green)
- pipe cleaner
- small pom poms
Step 1: Paint the paper roll white
Step 2: Paint your child’s hand with 3 of the rainbow colors and press it down on a white foam sheet. Use instead regular white paper or card stock paper . You will need 4 handprints, 2 for each side of the paper roll.
Step 3: Once the paint’s dried cut out each handprint. Glue them to the back of the paper roll.
Step 4: Glue on the googly eyes and the pipe cleaners.
Step 5: Draw a smile with a black marker.