Witness the Wonder of the Butterfly Life Cycle in Just 3 Weeks with a Live Butterfly Kit!
Live Butterfly Kits from the Nature Gift Store Company!

Butterfly Kits with Live Caterpillars – Live butterfly kits are the BEST SELLING items on our website! Live Caterpillars are in stock year round so you can get caterpillars shipped with your order. Make sure it is between 40 and 85 degrees in your area when you order. These FUN Live Caterpillar Kit projects are the perfect gift for a butterfly or nature lover of any age! Witness the butterfly life cycle close-up with these child-and-insect friendly habitats. Rear the caterpillars and watch the transition as they grow, changes into a chrysalis, and finally emerge as adult Painted Lady butterflies! From caterpillar to butterfly takes around 3 weeks with our butterfly kit. Keep adult butterflies indoors or release outside; absolutely safe to release into the environment. Check out our Science Projects For Kids using our butterfly kits. Did you know: when you include hands-on science activities like our butterfly kits when teaching kids, that student achievement increases by as much as 40% !  FUN WINTER PROJECTS! Enjoy rearing butterflies ANY time of year, even WINTERTIME! Instructions included with butterfly hatching kit to keep the butterflies inside for their life cycle. See our FAQ page for most common butterfly kit questions. Available only in the Continental U.S. Ages 4+.

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Complete Butterfly Kit – Painted Lady Butterflies
Complete Butterfly Kit – Painted Lady Butterflies
Complete Butterfly Kit - Painted Lady Butterflies
Complete Butterfly Kit – Painted Lady Butterflies
  • LIVE Painted Lady Butterfly Caterpillars with food ship WITH your kit.
  • Cage choices: 3 foot tall hanging net cage with easy access zipper and hanging hook. OR 12″ tall pop-up cage, designed to sit on a table with our 5-caterpillar kit. OR large 18″ tall pop-up cage with our 10-caterpillar or school-sized kit.
  • Plus a Mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, eye dropper, instructions, and coloring page.
  • 5 caterpillars are sent in 1 cup, 10 are sent as 2 cups of 5, and school size of 30 are sent with 30 little cups for the students.
  • Guaranteed! We guarantee 3 out of every 5 caterpillars to become happy adult butterflies.
  • You can release them outside after observing them if it’s over 50 degrees.
  • Please do not order if below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees in your area. Our live arrival guaranty will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
Kit with 5 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW 3 Foot Hanging Cage
$19.95
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Kit with 5 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW: Small 12” Pop-up Cage
$19.95
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Kit with 10 LIVE Caterpillars 3 Foot Hanging Cage Sent NOW
$29.95
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Kit with 10 LIVE Caterpillars: Large Pop Up Cage Sent NOW
$29.95
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School Size Kit with 30 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW: 3 Foot Hanging Cage $49.95 Add to Cart
School Size Kit with 30 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW: Large Pop-up Cage $49.95 Add to Cart
REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit
REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit
Cup of 5 Caterpillars
REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit
School Size Refill
REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit
Cup Caterpillar Refill
REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit
Cup of 5 Caterpillars: Top View
  • Ready to rear butterflies again? Buy more caterpillars here!
  • Includes everything you need EXCEPT the net cage.
  • You get: a Mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, eye dropper, instructions, coloring page, and caterpillars.
  • 5 caterpillars are sent in 1 cup, 10 are sent as 2 cups of 5, and school size of 30 are sent with 30 little cups for the students.
  • Guaranteed! We guarantee 3 out of every 5 caterpillars to become happy adult butterflies.
  • Please do not order if below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees in your area. Our live arrival guaranty will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
5 LIVE Caterpillars: REFILL ONLY (All Except the Net cage) $14.95 On Sale! $12.85 Add to Cart
10 LIVE Caterpillars: REFILL ONLY (All Except the Net cage) $24.95 On Sale! $21.49 Add to Cart
30 LIVE Caterpillars: School Size REFILL ONLY (All Except the Net cage) $42.95 Add to Cart
Butterfly Kit with CERTIFICATE for Caterpillars LATER
Butterfly Kit with CERTIFICATE for Caterpillars LATER
  • Want to purchase a kit but you are not ready for the caterpillars yet? Use our FREE certificate option.
  • Mail or fax the FREE certificate that comes with your kit when you are ready for caterpillars.
  • You get: a certificate for caterpillars, mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, eye dropper, instructions and coloring page.
  • Cage choices: 3 foot tall hanging net cage with easy access zipper and hanging hook. OR 12″ tall pop-up cage, designed to sit on a table with our 5-caterpillar kit. OR large 18″ tall pop-up cage with our 10-caterpillar or school-sized kit.
  • When sent, 5 caterpillars are sent in 1 cup, 10 are sent as 2 cups of 5, and school size of 30 are sent with 30 little cups for the students.
  • Guaranteed! When they arrive, we guarantee 3 out of every 5 caterpillars to become happy adult butterflies.
Kit with FREE Certificate for 5 Caterpillars Later 3 Foot Hanging Cage $21.95 Add to Cart
Kit with FREE Certificate for 5 Caterpillars Later Small 12" Pop-up Cage $21.95 Add to Cart
Kit with FREE Certificate for 10 Caterpillars Later: 3 Foot Hanging Cage $31.95 Add to Cart
Butterfly Kit with FREE Mail In Certificate for 10 Caterpillars Later: Large Pop-up Cage $31.95 Add to Cart
Kit with FREE Mail-In Certificate for School Size 30 Caterpillars Later: 3 Foot Hanging Cage $49.95 Add to Cart
Kit with FREE Mail-In Certificate for School Size 30 Caterpillars Later: Large Pop-up Cage $49.95 Add to Cart
Butterfly Life Cycle Figurines
These Painted Lady lifecycle figures are an educational accessory to any of our live butterfly kits. The accurately detailed Egg, Larva, Chrysalis and Adult butterfly replicas are oversized for l...
Hanging Butterfly Cage
This reusable 3 foot tall hanging Butterfly Cage is the perfect environment for young entomologists to raise or observe butterflies. This lightweight net cage has durable construction and see-thr...
$11.95
Small 12″ Pop Up Butterfly Cage
This 1 foot tall Pop-Up Butterfly House is designed to sit on a table, and collapses for easy storage. Created with mesh for plenty of airflow, this unique butterfly house is great for little bug...
$11.95
Large 18″ Pop-Up Butterfly Cage
The Large 18" Pop-Up Butterfly House is designed to sit on a table, and collapses for easy storage. Created with mesh for plenty of airflow, this unique butterfly house is great for little bug l...
$14.95
“Butterflies” K-3rd Life Cycle Book
The butterfly life cycle and other facts are presented with breathtaking full-page images and simple, engaging text. Introduces young readers to the beauty and diversity of these amazing insects....
Butterfly Life Cycle Stickers
33 Sheets of stickers with 6 little 7/8" stickers per sheet. Kids love stickers and will enjoy learning the life cycle of butterflies with these. Each sheet is a small 2"x3" size. Ages 3+...
$3.95
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Real Butterfly Life Cycle Display
Contains REAL Bright White Butterfly Specimens in crystal clear Lucite! This unique, high quality display contains all the stages of the butterfly life cycle: eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult ...
$24.95
Butterfly Life Cycle Rubber Stamps
These quality rubber hand stamps show all four life cycle stages of a Butterfly in a fresh new way. The durable block handles and rubber faces stand up to classroom use. Four stamps depict egg, c...
$19.95
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Painted Lady Caterpillar Food
Did your butterflies reproduce and you need more caterpillar diet? Rearing Painted Ladies yourself? This 8oz cup of pre-mixed diet will feed up to 33 hungry Painted Lady caterpillars. It can be s...
$7.95 to $14.95
Paint Your Own Butterfly House
Attract butterflies by painting bright colors and designs on this 9.5" tall wooden butterfly house with metal handing chain.  The top is easily removed to add bark or moss to make butterflies fe...
$13.95
School Size Butterfly Kit
A rewarding classroom exercise, even for teachers with no experience with live critters. Complete kit. 30 Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars, food and 30 small cups: one for each student. ...
$42.95 to $49.95
Book: “Peterson Guide to Butterflies”
Accurate color drawings of 182 most common Butterfly and Moth species, along with the food plants and sometimes the larvae and pupae stage. It includes not just showy Moths like Cecropias and Lun...

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Butterfly Larvae For Sale

Whether for school or for home use, we have a variety of kits and butterfly larvae for sale. Your children will be able to watch the fascinating transformation from caterpillar to larvae, to butterfly. Browse our butterfly larvae for sale below and place your order today. See the wonder in your child’s eyes as a group of Painted Lady butterflies flit about inside their enclosure!

Live Butterflies For Sale

Our live butterflies for sale come with easy instructions for rearing your butterflies. When you order we guarantee that our live butterflies for sale will arrive alive, unless you order at a time when transporting will be in weather temperatures below 40 degrees or above 90 degrees.

Caterpillars For Sale

We specialize in caterpillars for sale to grow a butterfly! We ship thousands of butterfly larvae per day.

Free Butterfly Life Cycle Coloring Page