BUTTERFLY FEEDER craft             Don’t underestimate the butterfly – it’s more than just a pretty garden addition Materials: Plastic Bottle with Lid Cotton Ball Rubber Bands Flowers Yarn Water Sugar INSTRUCTIONS Place a strong rubber band around the bottle Tie a piece of yarn to rubber band on both sides of the bottle c1 Place additional rubber bands around the bottle c2 Place a cotton ball through hole in the lid c3 Place flowers under the rubber bands c4 Make Butterfly “Food”: ¼ cup of sugar + 1 cup of water- STIR WELL c5 Add sugar water to the bottle c6 Close the lid c7 Hang it outside c8 TIPS Make sure the cotton ball “wick” is sticking through the bottom of the lid after hanging your feeder up. If you are having trouble pushing the cotton ball through the hole, use a toothpick to help push it the cotton through. If using fresh flowers use hardy varieties that won’t wilt quickly. To make a more permanent Butterfly Feeder use fake flowers. DO NOT add food coloring to the butterfly food as that is not good for butterflies.  
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