We have just received our delivery of Caterpillars from Insectlore.
We sent off for some last year and loved watching them grow, before they emerged as Butterflies and we released them in to our garden. The Kids obviously wanted to do it again this year, so we ordered ours early! Keep an eye on my instagram stories. We all got quite attached to our caterpillars last year and emotional seeing them fly away!
9 . Have some fun with fruit! Create the Very Hungry Caterpillar
As part of their Healthy at Home campaign, DCLT have shared this brilliant idea for creating a friendly caterpillar from apples and babybels (it’s gluten free too)
1 Green Apple, cut in to slices
1 Babybel Cheese
1 Fruit strap (like a fruit winder or Yo Yo)
Place the cheese on to the plate for the head
Place the apple slices in a line to form the body. Leave one slice for the eyes
Cut 6 little leggs from the fruit strap using a small sharp knife and place them underneath the body
Cut a little smile for the face and two antennae and put them in position
Cut two small eyes from the apple slice and place on to the cheese
10 Plant a Butterfly Garden
I picked up a packet of ‘butterfly’ seeds to plant in our garden. My mini Mumbler has always enjoyed gardening and he loves nothing more than digging and planting seeds. Apparently butterflies prefer certain types of flowers, so we are hoping our butterfly mix will encourage them to our garden.
Spring is a great time to get outside and if you’re not fussy about what grows where, digging and sowing seeds can keep little one’s occupied for ages! I never quite know what’s going to pop up where in the garden.