Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit: Painted Lady Butterflies

Butterfly Kit with 5 Caterpillars and Small Popup Habitat
Painted Lady Butterfly Kit With 5 Caterpillars and Small Pop-Up Habitat

Butterfly Kit with 5 Caterpillars and Small Popup Habitat
Painted Lady Butterfly Kit With 10 Caterpillars and Large Pop-Up Habitat

Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit: Painted Lady Butterflies

Grow your own butterflies and witness their amazing life cycle close-up with the Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit.

  • The kit includes live caterpillars or certificate for caterpillars, butterfly habitat, water mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, sugar water dropper, coloring page, and instructions.
  • 5 caterpillars are sent in 1 cup and 10 caterpillars are sent as 2 cups of 5.
  • Order your kit with live caterpillars now OR receive your kit with a FREE certificate which you can redeem to get your caterpillars at a later date.
  • We guarantee that 3 out of every 5 caterpillars will grow into happy, adult butterflies.
  • You can release your butterflies outside after observing them if it’s over 50°F.
  • LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED! Please do not order if it’s below 40°F or above 85°F in your area. Our live arrival guarantee will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
Recommended for ages 4 years and up, with adult supervision
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 years



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Witness the fascinating life journey of painted lady butterflies with the Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit. This is the perfect gift for butterfly and nature lovers of all ages. Observe the butterfly life cycle close-up in butterfly-friendly habitats. From caterpillar to butterfly takes around 3 weeks with our butterfly kit. With this kit, you can enjoy rearing butterflies any time of the year, even during winter time!

Your Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit Will Contain

  • 1 – 2 cups of painted lady caterpillars (5 caterpillars in each cup)
  • Butterfly habitat selected by you
  • Water mister
  • Butterfly feeder with cotton wick
  • 2 packets of sugar
  • A sugar water dropper
  • Butterfly life cycle coloring page
  • Kit Instructions

You can select either of the following habitats for your butterfly starter kit:

  1. Small (12″) Pop-Up Butterfly Habitat
  2. Large (18″) Pop-Up Butterfly Habitat

An Enjoyable Lesson in Metamorphosis

Teaching children about life cycles is the perfect way to help them connect with nature and understand the world around them. Growing butterflies helps them learn about one of the most famous examples of complete metamorphosis. Hungry caterpillars will undergo a rapid transformation and finally emerge as captivating butterflies with completely different features. With this kit, kids can observe all the changes take place in front of them and get a hands-on experience.

This kit is a favorite among children for science projects as well. They can check and report on the progress of their caterpillars each day. They’ll be able to tell between the different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle. Homeschooling parents can include this kit in their butterfly lesson plan. Growing butterflies teaches children how to handle responsibility as well.

Simplest Way to Raise Butterflies

Growing butterflies with this kit is a fun DIY project. Even if you haven’t raised critters before, you can easily grow butterflies with the help of this kit. Using the included supplies you’ll be able to provide the best conditions for your caterpillars. To guide you through the process we’ve provided easy, step-by-step instructions with the kit. You’ll breeze through the growing period and soon get fully-grown, pretty painted ladies.

You can watch your caterpillars transform into butterflies through secure, see-through habitats. All our habitats are butterfly-friendly, safe for children, and completely reusable. You can also use them to keep and raise other small bugs.

Relish the Company of Your Little Guests

Butterflies live a short life. Significant changes happen in them quickly as they transform from caterpillars to butterflies. Your caterpillars will take about 3 weeks to grow into butterflies. You can keep the fully-grown butterflies in the habitat for a few days.

While they are with you, you can feed them slices of freshly cut fruit or sugar water. You can continue to observe their unique behavior – they taste with their feet and drink with their tube-like mouth! After you’ve enjoyed their companionship, you can release them outside into the lap of nature when the temperature is above 50°F.

19 reviews for Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit: Painted Lady Butterflies

  1. 5 out of 5

    I gave this to my grand daughters, ages 4 and 6. They studied about butterflies. They watched the caterpillars turn into chrysalis, then had 10 butterflies. They were delighted !! Great learning experience.

  2. 5 out of 5

    came much faster than anticipated….all worked well. Released 6 new butterflies couple weeks later.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Actually only 4 out of the 6 caterpillars became butterflies. Two died!!! Other than that the kit was Wonderful.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Our kit had an extra caterpillar for 6 caterpillars. So far they are all healthy and growing and eating. We may have to order a second habitat if it’s too cold to release them so they’re not crowded, but all in all this is a great and fun kit.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Only had 4 live to start, ended up with 2 butterflies. Interesting. Kept my grand daughter watching.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Just received and it is exactly as described. Love it and love the fact the live caterpillars came with it unlike others we have to mail off and can only get during certain times of the year this comes with everything you need!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bought this for my 83 yr. old mom and she loves it. Every time we find a caterpillar she brings it in to hatch out. 3 of the 5 painted ladies survived.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Big hit with the 3 and 4 year old… Though I think age 5 would understand and appreciate more. All ages including adults in our family enjoyed watching the process of the butterflies

  9. 5 out of 5

    This was a great treasure. I had to buy two sets but well worth it. I didn’t have to wait for the caterpillars to come in and the delivery was almost instant. the price was awesome. They did better than expected. Long life!
    My daughter used them for her science fair project, placed top 10 and is now going to regionals for the science fair.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Everything worked as planned all caterpillars successfully transformed into butterflies. We had to keep them inside for most of there butterfly life because it was too cold to release them. If you or your kids are into bugs this is a must!!! The transformation is pretty amazing. Mother Nature is Amazing!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    My granddaughter was thrilled!

  12. 5 out of 5

    This was a really great project- I would recommend doing your homework on the butterflies and their lifespan first- ours lived their whole 2 wks as butterflies in the netted cage because I didn’t realize they were only dormant for a short period of time. 6 of 6 received became butterflies- it was easy and fun to use this kit to teach my children about metamorphosis.

  13. 5 out of 5

    My toddler loved this! I did have one caterpillar that was very little and delayed compared to the others. I made the mistake of adding him to the mesh tent with the cacoons and he ate one of them.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Met expectations

  15. 5 out of 5

    Purchased this for my little girls’ science fair project. The directions/information pamphlet is very helpful with lots of useful facts and information to accompany. My daughter and I had so much fun watching the process.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Order 7 kits for my Kindergarten team. Shipment came on time, well packaged with directions. All 35+ caterpillars have successfully begun their metamorphosis – our kiddos are loving their daily observations of the caterpillars transformation. We had a couple questions and their friendly staff promptly responded. Great price!

  17. 5 out of 5

    This was so much fun to do with our 3 boys. It took right at 3 wks for the whole process from caterpillars to butterflies. My boys can’t wait to do this again. I have told many friends about this. This was a great little science lesson since school was canceled.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bought the 5 live butterfly kit and received 7 caterpillars instead! This was my first time doing this since I didn’t get to do it as a kid and I loved the experience. All 7 became beautiful butterflies and were released.

  19. 5 out of 5

    I bought these for my husband we both enjoy butterflies and watching them grow. I bought 2packs of teacher butterflies with 33or so in the pack we let the butterflies go and they stay around the house then we had 15 and now we are on the next two of the teachers box we bought big containers for them now and I need to get more I have the 3 coupon for the free 5 for each and the extra 10 %off I think you said is it better to order it from you guys or keep going through Amazon

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