Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit: Pop-Up Cage Version

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

Painted Lady Butterfly Kit With 10 Caterpillars
and Large Pop-Up Habitat

Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit: Pop-Up Cage Version

Our pop-up cages are sold out until July. Our overseas manufacturer is experiencing long delays. Luckily the Crafty Butterfly Box is made in the USA so we still have a fun kit!

Recommended for ages 4 years and up, with adult supervision
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 years



Kit With 5 LIVE Caterpillars SENT NOW
With Small (12 Inches) Pop Up Habitat
Kit With 10 LIVE Caterpillars SENT NOW
With Large (18 Inches) Pop Up Habitat
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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
  3. 3-Foot Tall Hanging 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.

1 review for Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit: Pop-Up Cage Version

  1. 5 out of 5

    The butterfly kit was great. All of our caterpillars became beautiful butterflies and were released!

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