Happy Butterfly Tote
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Happy Butterfly Tote

Create a fun memory keepsake with a way to remember how small your child’s hands were! Kids will love “getting dirty” and creating this friendly butterfly on a tote made with love just for Mom.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint – Green Velveteen, Yellow Velveteen and Cool Blue
  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint – Pink Slick
  • Tote – White
  • Cardboard
  • Sponges (Craft or Cosmetic)
  • Paper Plate
  • Baby Wipes

Project Instructions


Step 1 Place a small piece of cardboard inside tote. Place tote on a flat surface.

Step 2 Squeeze each color of Soft paint onto a paper plate.

Step 3 Dip sponge into Yellow Velveteen Soft paint and apply this paint to index finger on one hand.

Step 4 Apply finger to the center of the tote and gently press. Slowly remove finger. This will be the center or body of your butterfly.

Step 5 Dip sponge into Cool Blue Soft paint and apply to fingers and top part of palm on child’s hand.

Step 6 Dip another sponge into Green Velveteen Soft paint and apply to palm of the hand. Colors will touch and blend at the top of the palm.

Step 7 Angle hand horizontally and apply to side of the body of your butterfly to create a wing. Repeat application for opposite butterfly wing.

Step 8 Add eyes, mouth and antennae to butterfly body with Pink Slick dimensional paint.


Tap tip of dimensional paint on a paper towel or flat surface to remove air bubbles prior to application.

Craft Notes

Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.