How to Create a Beautiful Habitat Butterflies will Love

With warm weather settling in, many of us are shifting our attention outside. Is your backyard calling out for a little oomph this year? Turn your need into an engaging science lesson for your middle schooler by studying botany and insects – butterflies and the plants they need to thrive.

You can learn all about these majestic creatures by building your own butterfly garden.

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Over on Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, I share some tips for starting a butterfly habitat. Luckily, it doesn’t require much space or many plants, so it’s the perfect project for the whole family.

Let your Teen Get Creative

After you’ve designed your space and planted the plants, let your middle schooler add some special artistic touches to the garden.

How to Create a Beautiful Habitat Butterflies will Love

One of the easiest projects to do is to make a stepping stone. For extra convenience, we used this mosaic stepping stone kit, but with only a few materials, you can make one without a kit.

You’ll need:

  1. Mix cement according to package instructions.
  2. Pour it into the mold. Smooth out the surface – this will be the top of the stone.
  3. Draw any designs you want, then add your glass gems/stones. Make sure you push them down, so they’re surrounded by cement.
  4. Set it aside to dry on a flat surface. After 24 hours, remove the stone from the mold.

It’s really that easy. It took us less than 30 minutes to make the stepping stone above.

Here are some more fun DIY ideas:

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Give the butterflies extra incentive to visit by making a feeder for them.

This project will give your teen an opportunity to express themselves. All they need is some rocks and paint to create something beautiful.

Use this tutorial to create a butterfly puddler.

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If you want a fancier puddler for your butterflies, consider this one.

Turn your aluminum can into a unique creature to watch over your plants.

The Science of Butterflies

Interested in spending some time learning all you can about caterpillars, butterflies, moths, and their habitats? Consider using these resources. They’re two of our favorites!

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Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to make your backyard beautiful this year by creating a space specifically for these amazing pollinators.

Do you have a butterfly garden at your house?

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
Megan Zechman

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