Sam got a butterfly kit for his birthday. Right away we ordered the caterpillars and waited for our bug delivery.
They finally arrived in the mail and Sammy was ecstatic. He was pretty put out when I told him that we couldn't handle the little bugs.
We started with 5 caterpillars. They grew at a rapid pace and then 2 managed to make themselves into perfect little cocoons.
Another caterpillar became a lovely little chrysalis but it fell from the top and I assumed it was dead. The other two caterpillars didn't live to finish their metamorphosis.
Last week 3 butterflies appeared in the kit. It was so exciting! The two that made it to the roof were perfectly formed and beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies.
We had so much fun we are going to order some more. What a fun way to teach Sammy about metamorphosis!