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Painted Lady Butterfly Kit

Painted Lady Butterfly Kit

Regular price $33.54
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The perfect at-home or school activity to entertain and teach kids about natural lifecycles, metamorphosis, and change–all through an exciting kit that can entertain kids and adults from caterpillar to butterfly!

1 Kit includes:

  • 5 baby painted lady caterpillars in a cup
  • Enough food to last until adulthood
  • A reusable, 7-inch pop-up enclosure for releasing the adult butterflies
  • Butterfly coloring pages 
  • Instructions for care

Each enclosure can accommodate up to 2 total cups of caterpillars (10 butterflies), so consider purchasing extra cups if you like!

It takes about 8 days on average for the caterpillars to reach the chrysalis stage, and another 8-10 days for them to emerge as butterflies. You can plan on the whole process taking 2.5 - 3 weeks from start to finish. 



  1. How long does it take to do a kit?
    1. It takes about 2 weeks for the caterpillars to reach full size, and another 10 days as chrysalis before they turn into butterflies!
  2. What if it’s too cold to raise or release my butterflies?
    1. It will take about 3 weeks for them to be ready to release. If the weather is still cold, instructions are included on how to keep them safe until it warms up. 
  3. Can I keep my butterflies as pets?
    1. We definitely think the most magical part of the kit is the final release! They only live a few weeks, so we recommend releasing them soon after they emerge and you can order a new refill cup when you want to raise them again. 


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