Kids And Butterfly Kits

Are you on the lookout for a live butterfly project or two for children? Maybe you’re a homeschooling parent who wants a science project that’s fun and can last for several weeks – even a whole summer. Or maybe you’ve just got a house full of kids and they need something to do!

Consider building them a live butterfly garden. It’s relatively simple in terms of the garden itself, loads of fun when those beautiful winged insects start showing up, and – if you’re feeling even a little timid, a lot of butterfly kits out there to help you through the process.

Butterfly gardening has gotten increasingly popular in recent years. And a lot its most devoted practitioners are pretty serious about it. They keep obsessive stats about what species of butterfly shows up at what time, and what the relationship is between high temperatures and increases in visitors.

That’s all well and good. In truth, butterflies face diminished resources, and the gardens that we make for them fill an important gap in terms of space to eat and breed.

But at the same time, it’s important not to lose the sense of wonder and fun that a live butterfly garden inevitably offers.

That’s where the kids come in.

You can let them help you plant the garden, for starters. Talk to hem about why certain plants are important and others are not. Butterflies needs lots of nectar to live, and they are attracted to flowers not by smell but by color. A vibrant garden with lots of stunningly bright flowers is perfect.

You can buy butterfly garden kits that will include all the seeds you need to get started on a small or modest-sized garden. That can take a lot of the pressure out of trying to figure out what to plant and where.

You can also purchase a live butterfly kit. From a kid’s perspective, what could be better than growing your own butterflies? Most of the kits on the market come with a butterfly habitat that can be set up on a table or hung from the wall or ceiling. They also include eggs and the necessary feeding supplies.

You can watch the butterflies go from tiny eggs to caterpillars to a chrysalis to a love winged insect over a period of weeks. And nothing beats letting a butterfly you raised on your own into a garden that you planted yourself. Talk about kids filled with pride!

Butterfly gardens can be fun and educational – that elusive combination that so many parents are aiming for. Kits – for the garden itself or for raising live butterflies – can take a lot of the stress and guesswork out of the equation.