Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Handy Butterflies

Since Bernardo is at school all day, Higgins has gotten bored during school hours and wants someone to play with him. All the time. We've been getting out Play-Doh and coloring books more than usual, as well as making a lot more crafts. One of our latest crafts was a butterfly made out of his handprints. He loves painting and getting messy, so it seemed like the perfect craft.

You will need:
  • Willing hands
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Marker
  • Paper
  • Patience

1. Lightly coat a layer of paint on the palm of their hand. Higgins wanted lots of colors, so we painted a few different colors on.
2. Place their hand on the paper. You want the fingers to be touching and the hand pointed slightly out to form the wings. (This is where the patience comes into play if they want to do it themselves.)
3. Paint and press their other hand next to the first wing, thumb to thumb.
4. Let dry.
5. Once the paint is dry, use a marker to draw on the body, head, and antennae.

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