Monday, October 24, 2011

Bye Bye Butterflies

If you read this post you probably were disgusted by the pictures of our chrysallides, all wrapped up tight and transforming into butterflies.
Last week our butterflies "hatched!"
It was so cool!
First there was one.
Then 2.
Then 5!

We filled the bottom of their "habitat" with fresh flowers from our yard and then made a sugar water mixture
to spray on the flowers.


At first we didn't think they looked very exciting...
and then we saw the tops of their wings in the sunlight!


We were able to watch how they eat and actually see how they look up close.
Their faces are in reality pretty ugly!


After a couple of days it was time to let them go...



Bye Bye Butterflies!


This was such a cool activity to do with the kids.
We all loved checking on them at their different stages and experiencing God's amazing creations.

And the best part...next year we can order more larvae and re-use our equipment to do it all over again!

This makes an awesome and inexpensive birthday present also.

3 comments:

  1. Fun! Add Mother Nature to that resume of yours!

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  2. Such a great mom... With such cute kids! Love it.

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