How to raise butterflies to lay eggs and see the full cycle: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly.

How to raise butterflies to lay eggs and see the full cycle: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly.

Butterfly House: Raising butterflies is a wonderful project. And it is pretty easy to do. You can buy a habitat for your butterflies or you can easily make one with a few simple materials. In this tutorial I show you how to make a nice little observation habitat out of a cardboard box, some screen and some masking tape. Pretty much as simple as that. After that you just need to get your caterpillars! There are lots of different ways to make a butterfly house. [click for how-to]

Butterfly House: Raising butterflies is a wonderful project. And it is pretty easy to do. You can buy a habitat for your butterflies or you can easily make one with a few simple materials. In this tutorial I show you how to make a nice little observation habitat out of a cardboard box, some screen and some masking tape. Pretty much as simple as that. After that you just need to get your caterpillars! There are lots of different ways to make a butterfly house. [click for how-to]

Do you use the outdoors as your classroom? The Garden Classroom e-book has 52 kids gardening activities that are fun, creative and full of learning. Art, craft, science, math, literacy and play - watch the video for a peek inside the book and get your copy to start enjoying the ideas with your children.

Do you use the outdoors as your classroom? The Garden Classroom e-book has 52 kids gardening activities that are fun, creative and full of learning. Art, craft, science, math, literacy and play - watch the video for a peek inside the book and get your copy to start enjoying the ideas with your children.

In this craft, kids arranged the stages of a caterpillar's life into a foldable book shaped like the bug. | AdorePics

In this craft, kids arranged the stages of a caterpillar's life into a foldable book shaped like the bug. | AdorePics

{Science Experiment: The Floating Egg} She writes, "As I hovered the egg over a jar of water, I asked my 3.5 year old, “Will it sink or float?”and it reminded me of Dave Letterman’s funny sketch, “Will it Float?” Have you seen it? This science experiment is really easy to set up + clean up, and the lesson learned on the density of water actually stuck with my 3-year old daughter long after the experiment was over. Fun and success!"

{Science Experiment: The Floating Egg} She writes, "As I hovered the egg over a jar of water, I asked my 3.5 year old, “Will it sink or float?”and it reminded me of Dave Letterman’s funny sketch, “Will it Float?” Have you seen it? This science experiment is really easy to set up + clean up, and the lesson learned on the density of water actually stuck with my 3-year old daughter long after the experiment was over. Fun and success!"

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