Butterfly Garden Kit

Butterfly Garden Kit

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A Butterfly Garden Kit: Fun with Science

This Grandma loves to introduce nature to her grandchildren every chance she gets. Have you considered a butterfly garden kit that lets you grow your own butterflies with your grandchildren or your children for that matter? I just ordered two kits for two of my granddaughters so that we can do that very thing. It will seem like a game to the girls but it really is a great educational opportunity with them too. Watching the miracle of caterpillars transforming into a beautiful butterfly gets me every time and I know the girls will love it too.

butterfly garden kit

The habitat for the growing of the butterflies is re-usable so that makes this kit economical. You can always order more caterpillars to make more butterflies in the future.

There are complete instructions with the feeder that is included with the Insect Lore Butterfly Kit. (paid link) One thing you will have to do after the kit arrives is order the caterpillars with the voucher that is included in the box. There is a $5.00 processing fee with that order.

What I love about the Live Butterfly Garden kit is that the children get to see every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle. From larvae to fully grown butterflies in about 10 days is pretty incredible when you think about it. I love the hands on idea and the fact that the kids really feel involved with the entire process.  I also like the idea that even though we are going to do our little science project early this summer, we can order more caterpillars and try it again later in the summer. An additional bonus is new Painted Ladies butterflies in my backyard.

One thing that I noticed about this kit is that the outside temperatures should be above 55 degrees in order to release the fully grown butterflies from the habitat. A really cool piece of information is that we don’t have to grow our own butterflies in the warm months. That is right, the girls and I can do this in the winter inside the house. We just keep the fully grown butterflies in the habitat for their life cycle which is usually two to four weeks.

I also ordered the book From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) (paid link) to help the girls understand about the metamorphosis of the butterfly, they are never too young to start learning about science especially if they think they are playing.

~In the Garden of life…Grandma is the butterfly~

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Beverly Owens

Bev has been decorating rooms and homes since she was a little kid, starting with her own bedroom. She loves to share ideas for decorating different rooms in the home along with some outstanding products that she finds from time to time.


  1. How truly fabulous and what a great project! I certainly agree that it is important to start teaching early and how wonderful that you reap the benefits of also having butterflies in your backyard.

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