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Butterfly Toys For Children Aged 5 To 7 Years

Updated on February 3, 2015

Cool Butterfly Toys For Fun And Creativity

I really love butterflies - they are beautiful, graceful and delicate creatures. They flutter past, catching the attention of both adults and children. They have inspired toymakers to create and design a wide range of cool butterfly gifts. I have included the most popular and top-rated butterfly gifts and toys for youngsters, aged 5 to 7 years.

At this age, you may want an educational aspect to the toys you buy, so I have taken that into account. My top suggestion is the Live Butterfly Garden - a wonderful project to introduce children to the world of butterflies. The photo shows a Painted Lady Butterfly just like the ones that will grow and develop in the Butterfly Garden.

On this page, you will also find butterfly mosaics to stimulate creativity, butterfly guitars to encourage musical skills, a butterfly diary to encourage writing, as well as toys just for fun.

Photo by Zorba the Geek used under the CC BY-SA 2.0 Creative Commons Licence.

Insect Lore Live Buttefly Garden - How cool is that!

This really cool project is fun and educational too. With the Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore, children have the opportunity to watch butterflies develop through the stages of their lifecycle. The real caterpillars will eat and grow in size. After 7 to 10 days, each caterpillar will form a chrysalis. After another week or so, the butterflies will then emerge as a Painted Lady butterfly. As well as feeding the butterflies, in the pop-up observation habitat, children can eventually release them into the wild.

The Butterfly Garden observation habitat is a 12 inch tall cylindrical mesh container. Once transferred to the habitat, the chrysalides can complete their metamorphosis into adult Painted Lady butterflies. When the butterflies finally emerge, they can be fed with sugar water. Children can add flowers into the habitat for the butterflies to rest on. Butterflies will live for 2 to 4 weeks in the mesh habitat, if look after carefully. In the warmer months, when the temperature is above 55 degrees, children can experience the thrill of releasing their butterflies into the wild.

Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy - Includes Voucher Coupon for 5 Live Caterpillars to Butterflies
Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy - Includes Voucher Coupon for 5 Live Caterpillars to Butterflies

See the spectacular transformation of butterfly larvae into beautiful adult Painted Lady Butterflies. Kit includes instructions, feeder and reusable, easy to store, collapsible butterfly habitat. Also includes mail-in voucher for five butterfly larvae and special food.


Cool Videos About Raising The Painted Lady Butterfly

Daisy Rock Debutante Butterfly Electric Guitar

A great electric guitar for beginners. These guitars have many of the features found in the Daisy Rock line. They have the trademark "Slim & Narrow" neck, which is great for girls with smaller hands who want to learn to play. The body is lightweight, and the colors are eye-catching colors. The Butterfly electric guitar comes complete with a stylish gig bag to transport such a beautiful guitar.

A left-hand version is also available, see column on right.

Daisy Rock Debutante Butterfly Short Scale Electric Guitar, Day Dream
Daisy Rock Debutante Butterfly Short Scale Electric Guitar, Day Dream

Lightweight construction, with "Slim & Narrow" neck design makes it easier for little girls with small hands to play. Has a shorter, more manageable 22.5 inch scale, which is more comfortable for younger, smaller girls.


The Painted Lady Butterfly

Seeing butterflies in close-up really shows the intricacy of their patterns, and their beauty. This superb photo of an adult Painted Lady Butterfly was taken in Adana, Turkey, by Vanessa Cardui. It is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

For more photos by Vanessa Cardui look here.

Creative Butterfly Toys

Through the centuries, many great artists, poets and musicians have been inspired by nature and wildlife. The colors, the sounds and the scents of nature invade our senses!

The Sticky Mosaics Butterflies kit contains 4 butterfly shapes which can be decorated "by number", making them fun and manageable. This photo was cropped from an image on Amazon. See below for more information on this, and other Sticky Mosaics kits.

More Top Toys for Children aged 5 to 7 years

Sticky Mosaics Butterflies
Sticky Mosaics Butterflies

More than 1900 sticky foam and jewel pieces are included in this butterfly themed craft project. A fun way to stimulate imagination and art skills.

Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics: Jewelry Box
Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics: Jewelry Box

More than 1000 sticky foam and jewel pieces, and a jewelry box, with a mosaic-by-number butterfly design. Lovely craft project.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Hopscotch
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Hopscotch

Hopscotch was always fun in the school playground. This version has interlocking foam pieces - durable and easy to keep clean.

Pecoware Fancy Butterfly Create Your Own Secret Diary Set
Pecoware Fancy Butterfly Create Your Own Secret Diary Set

This Butterfly Make-Your-Own Diary kit includes a lockable diary with lined pages, 3D and flat stickers, beads, sequins, a four-color pen and glitter glue.


Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Picnic Set

More info on the Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Picnic Set in a review by Zapposgear

More Great Butterfly Toys

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Picnic Set With Basket, Plates, and Utensils
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Picnic Set With Basket, Plates, and Utensils

This lovely picnic set includes flower-shaped plates, cups, knives, forks and spoons and comes in a picnic basket, with butterfly decoration.


The green grass and the happy skies court the fluttering butterflies.

Terri Guillemets

Butterfly Toys on eBay

I like to check eBay from time-to-time, as sometimes it's possible to pick up a nice bargain. Click on the link below to go straight to the butterfly toys.

Do You Like Butterfly Toys? - Have I missed a really cool toy?

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      What fun butterfly toys. I love anything by Melissa and Doug and enjoyed seeing all these products.

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      @Noveliaa: Thanks for visiting!

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      Noveliaa 5 years ago

      enjoyed you lens thanks for the collection great job and thanks again for sharing

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      UKMarkWilliam 5 years ago

      Good one.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Yes, I do!