The Wild Life Habitats Butterfly Farm set lets kids experience the lifecycle of a butterfly right from the start, thanks to Basic Fun!
It comes with one magnifying lens, one hanging handle, one transformation chamber with top and bottom cover, one dome shaped net, one dome frame, one base plus cap with sponge pad and printed scene, one educational poster, one instruction sheet, one decorative vine, and one post card. Setting up the habitat takes about five minutes.
The butterflies are not included. Inside your box, you will find a voucher to have your live caterpillars delivered.
The Butterfly Effect:
Once the caterpillars have arrived, you'll have to place them in the habitat right away. Remove the lid from the caterpillar cup and discard the lid. Place the caterpillar cup all the way into the chamber until it touches the chamber bottom. Make sure all of the caterpillars are inside the cup and reattach the chamber lid to the chamber.
Over the next 7-10 days, kids can watch as the caterpillars climb to the top of the chamber, hang upside down, and transform into chrysalides.
When all of the caterpillars have formed chrysalides, carefully lift the chamber out of the frame and gently remove the button cap.
Set the bottom cap to the side and place the chamber back through the frame ring. Watch and wait until your butterflies emerge and take flight.
Don't worry if any of this sounds complicated, because there are pictures included with each step making it easier to follow along. There are also instructions on how to feed your butterflies before releasing them.
STEM learning is also encouraged, via an included poster that goes in depth, teaching kids all about the four stages of a butterfly's metamorphosis.
What makes this kit so magical is that it's all science-based play. It encourages kids to see the wonder in real life transformations. And kids are simply going to love to observe the transformation into butterflies and see nature take its course .
Before starting kids can build and decorate the habitat, so there is also a bit of personalization to the experience as well.
The Wild Life Habitats Butterfly Farm is for kids ages 6 and up. We think this toy is best suited for kids that love nature, exploring bug life, and also a bit of nurturing pet play. This butterfly kit can also make a great gift to give at a birthday party or other holidays.
Parents will need to take charge in ordering the caterpillars/butterflies, and perhaps building the habitat.
Be sure to keep your habitat at 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and avoid direct sunlight.
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