We found four teeny little caterpillars on a bush and made a new home for them in a vase containing sticks and leaves, covered with some tulle netting. When my husband picked up some fresh leaves for them, he brought home a 5th caterpillar. When we brought some more leaves we didn't see any caterpillars... but a couple days later a teensy little guy appeared, bringing the total to seven! Can you see how this could become the never-ending science project?
This little one was the last to turn into a chrysalis. It was so exciting to watch with the girls!
There he goes shedding his caterpillar-ness!
Our first butterfly!
She's testing out her new wings :)
This butterfly walked onto m hand before she flew away! My 4-year-old begged to let the next one walk on her hand.
(Yes, my girls were really dressed like that when it emerged...)
The release party!
She got her wish!!!