My sister gifted Brayden a butterfly kit for his birthday (at my request but I knew it was something he would love)
As soon as it got delivered to our house we opened up to get started. We didn't realize that at first you don't really do anything.
The box comes with everything you need to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies. The caterpillars come in a cup with food already in it. The first step is to watch them grow bigger and bigger. We were shocked at how big our caterpillars got over a few days!!
|gross looking, I know|
After about a week the caterpillars built their chrysalis and they attached to the top of the cup. After 2-3 days of letting them really get sturdy, we moved the chrysalis' to the net that was provided. From there it took another few days for the butterflies to emerge! I was so bummed we never saw this in person, most of them came during the night and one while we were out one day. Either way, it was SO awesome to see this transformation! The kids were obsessed! We ended up with 5 butterflies which was 100% success (they guarantee anywhere from 3-5 butterflies)
After feeding the butterflies some sugar water for a couple of days, they were strong enough to be let go. We let them go in our backyard and I must admit, we were all kind of sad to see them go (although I was happy to get them off our counter)
All in all, it was less than 2 weeks from start to finish and it was something we as a family had so much fun with. If you are looking for a great gift or for something cool to do with your kids, get a butterfly kit! And make sure to get the one that comes with live caterpillars. I saw some kits that come with a voucher that you have to send in for the caterpillars (and still pay) and that's just a waste of time in my opinion.
This in no way was a sponsor post, I just wanted to share how much fun we had doing this together!
*linking up with Jessi's Design for What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday