Craft

Make a Monarch Handimal

Grab some face paint and watch your hands flutter to life!

What You Need

  • orange, black, and white face paints
  • sponge (optional)
  • paintbrush

What You Do

  • STEP 1: PAINT YOUR HANDS ORANGE

    Cover the backs of both your hands and wrists with orange paint. (You can sponge the paint on or use a paintbrush.)

  • STEP 2: CROSS YOUR HANDS

    Once the paint dries, cross your hands in front of you at the wrists with your palms facing you.

  • STEP 3: CREATE WINGS AND BODY DETAILS

    Have a parent or friend create butterfly-wing shapes by outlining your hands and part of your wrists with black paint, as shown. Continue using the black paint to add a head, body, antennas, and wing markings.

  • STEP 4: ADD DETAILS WITH WHITE PAINT

    After the black paint dries, add two white eyes and white dots on the wing outlines, as shown

TIPS & TRICKS

  • Use only paints made for the face or body. Even “non-toxic” craft paints can cause a skin rash.
  • Some paints can rub off. You may want to wear old clothes and be careful about what you touch.
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