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THREE DAY DEAL!

Take 40% OFF our Live Butterfly Garden.

Sale Ends at Midnight September 29th or when sold out!

Live Butterfly Garden
Watch them grow then let them go! See one of Nature’s greatest miracles right
before your eyes with our Oppenheim Best Toy Award-winning butterfly raising kit. Raise 3 to 5 Painted Lady butterflies while learning all about metamorphosis. See  the caterpillars’ transition as they mature, change into chrysalides, and finally  emerge as Painted Lady butterflies! The butterflies’ development takes approximately  three weeks, and they’re absolutely safe to release into the environment.  Includes colorful pop-up habitat suitable for hanging or free-standing on a countertop,  special food, feeding kit and complete instructions. Ages 4 years plus.

Pack some butterfly treats in a school lunch. What a nice surprise that would be!

Leave it to Kreative Kellie to come up with such a clever idea.

All you need is a glue gun and the snacks, plus:

-snack size plastic bag
-2 googly eyes
-wooden clothes pin
-Pipe Cleaner

Learning to Let Go with our Live Butterfly Garden…

 Butterfly

It’s time to let our butterflies go.

For this week’s Science Saturday it’s time to say goodbye. It was just three weeks ago that our Butterfly Keeper, Erin, received a package from Insect Lore with a larval culture cup.

Since then, we watched as the caterpillars ate until their bellies were full enough to develop and enter into the pupal stage.

 

During this stage of the butterfly’s lifecycle, Erin came to work to find that all the caterpillars had crawled to the top of the cup and were hanging upside down.

 

It only took 2 days for the caterpillars to curl up and harden into iridescent chrysalides and from there we all anxiously waited until they hatched into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.

 

 

Metamorphosis of a Butterfly

 

  1. A butterfly starts life on the leaves of a plant as a very small, round, oval or cylindrical egg.
  2. When the egg finally hatches, caterpillars emerge and begin eating until they have enough nutrients so they can grow quickly.
  3. Once they have eaten enough, they enter the pupal stage. During this stage the caterpillars will hang upside-down and the magic begins! From the outside it may look like the caterpillar is just resting, but inside the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing remarkable transformation.
  4. Finally, the caterpillar emerges as beautiful butterflies, completing their metamorphosis!

 

Pictures of our  Butterfly Keeper, Erin, getting ready to say goodbye to her babies.

 

A little play time first…

Resting on Erin’s shoulder.

 

 

Erin helping her last butterfly soar into the world.

More science fun below!

Uncle Milton’s Original Ant Farm

AntWorks,

Watch ants create 3-D tunnels in the amazing space gel.

Planet Frog

Live Butterfly Garden Kit

And, this weeks Science Saturday, the Live Butterfly Garden. – be your own Butterfly Keeper this summer!

THREE DAY DEAL!

Take 40% OFF our Live Butterfly Garden.

Sale Ends at Midnight September 15th or when sold out!

Live Butterfly Garden
Watch them grow then let them go! See one of Nature’s greatest miracles right
before your eyes with our Oppenheim Best Toy Award-winning butterfly raising kit. Raise 3 to 5 Painted Lady butterflies while learning all about metamorphosis. See  the caterpillars’ transition as they mature, change into chrysalides, and finally  emerge as Painted Lady butterflies! The butterflies’ development takes approximately  three weeks, and they’re absolutely safe to release into the environment.  Includes colorful pop-up habitat suitable for hanging or free-standing on a countertop,  special food, feeding kit and complete instructions. Ages 4 years plus.

Pack some butterfly treats in a school lunch. What a nice surprise that would be!

 

 

 

Leave it to Kreative Kellie to come up with such a clever idea.

All you need is a glue gun and the snacks, plus:

-snack size plastic bag
-2 googly eyes
-wooden clothes pin
-Pipe Cleaner