Butterfly themed present for 3 year old

(9 Posts)
MarianneEnjolras Sun 01-Dec-13 15:56:58

Ds has recently become obsessed with butterflies and as he hasn't given me any other ideas of what to get him I'm going with it.

But I can't think what would be a good butterfly present.

I've seen [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Insect-Lore-1010-Butterfly-Garden/dp/B00000ISC5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385913371&sr=8-1&keywords=butterfly this] on Amazon but I've been put off by the reviews and the thought of having the caterpillars in the house!

Inspiration needed please?

MarianneEnjolras Sun 01-Dec-13 15:57:23
lookoveryourshouldernow Sun 01-Dec-13 17:53:27

There are quite a few Butterfly themed games/toys on E-Bay... a small selction listed below:-

butterfly umbrella

wellington boots

Ignore the fact that it says it's a Pets Game

A fake butterfly in a jar - no caterpillars included !!

Another Game

I like the Butterfly in the jar best - though I'm not 3 years old

Personally I would not buy the real butterfly thingie - small hands sometimes have a problem being delicate ???

lookoveryourshouldernow Sun 01-Dec-13 17:56:14

Another cheaper version of Butterfly in jar

Butterfly in Jar

CorrieDale Sun 01-Dec-13 17:56:48

Dd had the butterfly in a jar a couple of years ago. She still likes it now at age 6.

Was going to snuggest the butterfly growing thing, we did it at a playgroup this year and it was brilliant. You won't be able to grow them till spring though.
The very hungry caterpillar ?

MarianneEnjolras Sun 01-Dec-13 20:51:38

Really good ideas here, I love the butterfly in the jar.

I'd like to steer clear of live insects in the house as pets but a fake one in a jar is fine!

He has the VHC book, I think that's what got him interested in butterflies in the first place.

Lakeland Limited had some butterfly fridge magnets (6 of them, about the size of a 10p ) so maybe too small for a 3yo to handle but you could put his papers up on the fridge with them?

SunshineAndPeardrops Mon 02-Dec-13 14:02:41

There are lots of Very Hungry Caterpillar products he might like:-
Very Hungry Caterpillar Game
Colouring Book
Floor Puzzle
Umbrella

There’s this Butterfly Bead Set, this Colouring Book, and this Butterfly Garden Puzzle too!

HTH smile

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