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.

Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.


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

Step 2
Squeeze each colour 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 centre of the tote and gently press. Slowly remove finger. This will be the centre 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. Colours 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.