How often to do find yourself trying to think of inexpensive fun projects for your kids; that are also educational? The majority of parents are always trying to come up with something. Well here is your chance to watch your children have a blast and learn as well with the Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. Children aged four and up can observe five real life caterpillars eat and grow. As the caterpillars grow, they form their chrysalis and then emerge as Painted Lady butterflies. The Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore includes a observation habitat. Your children will love feeding the butterflies in their observation habitat and then finally releasing them into the wild and watching them fly away!
The Butterfly Garden comes with a coupon to send away for five free caterpillars. The caterpillars are hatched from eggs in a butterfly nursery and mailed to your home in a special clear container. Caterpillar food is also included along with the caterpillars. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly normally takes two to three weeks. This includes seven to ten days in caterpillar stage, and seven to ten days in chrysalis stage. Insect Lore guarantees that at least three of the five caterpillars you receive will grow into adult butterflies. As mentioned earlier, the Butterfly Garden comes with a pop-up butterfly observation habitat, which is a cylindrical mesh container measuring 12 inches tall. After the caterpillars become chrysalides, they can be transferred to the habitat. Here they will complete their transformation into adult Painted Lady butterflies. Your children are sure to be excited to regularly monitor the changing chrysalides and watch this magical metamorphosis. Once the metamorphosis is complete, the fun continues with feeding them and watching them eat. The kit comes with a dropper for squeezing sugar water into the habitat for the butterflies to drink.
This is truly an unique opportunity for your kids to have a lot of fun, and have a first hand view of science and the process of metamorphosis. I’m willing to bet mom and dad will find themselves peeking in on the magical process as well. The Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore is available from online retailers such as Amazon.com for under $15. This Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore has received great reviews from previous customers, coming in at over 4.5 out of 5 stars! Don’ let your children miss out on this fun educational activity available from Insect Lore.