This month Spike has become obsessed with butterflies and wants to do all he can to help protect them. Check out Spike's activity to create your own butterfly feeder so you can help feed the butterflies in your own garden! 

What you will need:

 • A sponge

• 1 cup of water

• 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

• Twine or string


 1. Make sure to get a responsible adult to help you with this step – in a small saucepan, bring your cup of water to the boil, stir in the sugar and simmer until it has dissolved.

2. Remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup mixture cool completely. This may take an hour or two.

3. While the syrup mixture is cooling, cut your sponges into four rectangles.

 4. Cut or poke a hole in each sponge.

5. Cut 8” of string – just enough to tie your sponge around a tree branch or wherever you want to hang it in your garden.

 6. Thread one piece of string through each of the holes you made in your sponges.

7. Soak the sponges in the syrup mixture.

 8. Hang your syrup-filled sponges in your garden and watch the butterflies flock to these sweet treats.