Aaron made the most darling little caterpillar at preschool the other day. I loved it so much that I asked him to show us how to make some when he got home. We had all of the supplies, so he got to work and made one for each member of the family. They are clipped onto random objects around the house and are so bright and cheerful! I think they are pretty self explanatory and he made all of them by himself so they are perfect for little fingers.
His class had been reading about caterpillars in preparation for their field trip yesterday to the Franklin Park Conservatory. They were able to observe butterflies and see the newly transformed ones as well. We went to the conservatory over the summer with my in laws and were able to see many beautiful butterflies. Yesterday was a cloudy day, so they were a bit shy.
We stopped by the gift shop and picked a couple of "Painted Ladies" to bring home with us. In two weeks these little guys will transform into beautiful butterflies that we can set free in our flower beds. I like pets like this. They are fun to watch and transform, and are gone within two weeks! Why don't more animals come this way? The excitement of a new pet usually wears off in that time frame anyways, right? ;)