Amazon has an awesome discount today on one of our favorite summer things! This Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden is on sale right now for only $4.99 (reg. $24.99) and shipping is $7.69. That’s a total of $12.68, about half off! We have one of these and it’s hands down our most used summer toy. The kids catch butterflies in it daily. This past weekend they had a grasshopper, 3 butterflies, and a cricket in it.
One of the caterpillars we raised last summer!
The Butterfly Garden comes with a coupon you can mail in to get your butterfly larvae. You’ll have to pay $5 to process that order. The butterflies they sent to us were painted ladies and the kids loved watching the whole process and releasing them in a local park. After the first year we just collected our own caterpillars from the garden and grew them in the house ourselves. Swallowtail caterpillars love parsley and the greens of carrots, so if you grow these things in your garden you’re apt to find a caterpillar you can raise, too! And that’s free. My kids catch butterflies right off the butterfly bush we have. (Yes, we let them go!)
Our caterpillar in his cocoon.
We’ve gotten SO much use out of this butterfly house. If your kids don’t have one, I highly recommend it, and it would make a great birthday gift for kids, too.
My kids, releasing our butterfly!
Amazon can change their prices at any time. Currently this is priced at $4.99 but discount may not last long. Please verify the price before buying. Go grab it now if you’d like one. It’s seriously our favorite toy. Get one for your kids and they’ll love it, too!