In our library we have countless reference books on wildlife, birds, insects and such to help the kids, and quite often myself as well, learn about our beautiful world.
What you will need:
What to do:
First gather your tools and materials.
Cut petals out of choice of tissue or plastic. Plastic cup and plastic petals will make a longer lasting feeder.
Use scissors or a hole punch to make 2 holes on opposite sides at the top of the cup.
Turn cup over and make a hole in the bottoms center with the scissors for the cotton to sit half way out of.
Before you add the cotton, glue the petals on the cups bottom so that they are hanging over the sides.
Stuff the cotton into the hole and attatch string or ribbon.
Once the project is complete, partially fill the cups with a weak simple syrup. (Mix 1 cup water with 2 tbsps white sugar until dissolved.)
Hang in a location where you can watch your flying friends enjoy your craft.
Make sure to refill your feeder to keep the butterflies coming back.