Butterfly Activities


Butterfly Delight Muffins

Butterfly Delight Muffins are flowery treats that butterflies love to eat. For this butterfly activity, choose a nice sunny day. Then whip up a batch of these sweet "mud muffins," and watch to see who flies by!

You won't want to place these muffins too close to the house, since there might be bugs also dropping by for a snack. And while these muffins look good enough to eat, unless you're a butterfly, don't try them!

What You'll Need:

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Flower petals
  • 1/2 cup honey or corn syrup
  • Individual muffin cups
  • Spoon
  • Flowers

How to Make Butterfly Delight Muffins:Step 1: Mix the soil and water together to make a nice, firm mud. Step 2: Collect some wildflower petals, and stir these in. Step 3: Add the honey or corn syrup, and stir well. Step 4: Spoon the mix into individual muffin cups, and top each with a pretty flower top. Step 5: Set the muffins in a place where you have seen butterflies before. Now wait for your fluttering guests to arrive.

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ABOUT THE ACTIVITY DESIGNERS:

Butterfly Puddles by contributing writers Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, and Kelly Milner Halls

Butterfly Delight Muffins by Lisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton