Making Butterfly Spoons

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July 5, 2018

Butterfly SpoonsI was inspired by a book that is often read to the kids, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to make these cute butterfly spoons.

This is a fun and easy project to make. You will trace your hands to resemble the wings of the butterfly and a spoon as the body. Add a touch of paint for the faces and cut scrap paper for the antenna.


These are easy to grip for the kids to play with or use them for telling stories.

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • acrylic paint
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • paintbrushes
  • spoons
  • scrapbook paper
  • tape
  • hot glue
Butterfly Spoons - supplies


  1. I like to double side my tape and secure spoon down to the work space to more easily paint with your choice of color. I used the color sour apple as the body of the butterfly.
  2. Butterfly Spoons - roll a piece of tape and stick to the spoon back
    Butterfly Spoons - stick down to the work surface
    Butterfly Spoons - paint the spoons
  3. Allow the spoons to dry and trace hands on scrapbook paper of your choice for the wings. Then cut out.
  4. Butterfly Spoons - trace hands onto scrapbook paper
    Butterfly Spoons - cut hands out
  5. Using any scrapbook paper you have on hand, freehand and cut out the antennae for the butterfly.
  6. Butterfly Spoons - draw and cut out the antennae

  7. Once spoon is dried, you can go over with paint for the eyes and mouth. Or, you can use wiggle eyes if you have that.
  8. Butterfly Spoons - paint eyes on concave surface of the spoon
    Butterfly Spoons - add pupils and smiling moiuth
  9. Use tape to secure antennae.
  10. Butterfly Spoons - tape antennae to spoons
    Butterfly Spoons - one antenna in place
    Butterfly Spoons - two spoons with antennae taped in place
  11. *Depending on the hands, you may have to cut some excess paper off. Put hands together with spoon in the center and see what may need to be cut off. Then glue the hands together.
  12. Butterfly Spoons - check fit the hands to your spoon cut off excess if needed
    Butterfly Spoons - glue hands together
    Butterfly Spoons - large and small hands
  13. Hot glue back of the spoon to the butterfly.
  14. Butterfly Spoons - adding glue to spoon back
    Butterfly Spoons - bead of glue
    Butterfly Spoons - hot glue the back of the spoon to the butterfly
    Butterfly Spoons - spoon attached

  15. They are ready.
  16. Butterfly Spoons - finished large and small butterfly
    Butterfly Spoons - spoon and handprint butterflies
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July 7, 20180 found this helpful

Love this! I shared it on FB with some mommies of little ones. If you want to save time and money, use dollar tree spoons in 5 different colors!!

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
August 23, 20180 found this helpful

Aww thank you! It was a cute art project. :)

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