Turn a ketchup bottle into a Butterfly Feeder and attract pollinators to your yard!

Materials:

  • Plastic Bottle with Lid
  • Cotton Ball
  • Rubber Bands
  • Flowers
  • Yarn
  • Water
  • Sugar

Instructions

      1. Place a strong rubber band around the bottle
      2. Tie a piece of yarn to rubber band on both sides of the bottleLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      3. Place additional rubber bands around the bottleLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      4. Place a cotton ball through hole in the lidLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      5. Place flowers under the rubber bandsLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      6. Make Butterfly “Food”: ¼ cup of sugar + 1 cup of water- STIR WELLLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      7. Add sugar water to the bottleLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      8. Close the lidLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
      9. Hang it outsideLearn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.

    Tips

    • Make sure the cotton ball "wick" is sticking through the bottom of the lid after hanging your feeder up.Learn how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder from a plastic bottle.
    • 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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