Our playgroup raised butterflies this spring. We each took 2 caterpillars home in an environment and watched their transformation into beautiful butterflies. The really cool thing about it is that when they come out of their cocoons they are a little dopey at first. Until they get their bearings they will sit on your finger or face or where ever you choose to put them. Here is B giving it a try! Dash's turn!
Darby. Yes that is the habitat in the back. It is a diaper box with saran wrap on the sides.
This was really fun and you can order them off the TV or websites for 20$. Something I would love to do again. (This little guy came out with a crumpled wing. He was amazing when we did our big playgroup butterfly release because he would sit on the kids hands and let them hold him/torture him. Eventually he flew away with his crumpled wing!)