Butterfly Metamorphic Snack

Butterfly Metamorphic Snack


  • mini marshmallow for the egg
  • gummy sour worm for the caterpillar
  • an oval cracker or cookie for the chrysalis
  • two triangular “Triscuit Thin Crisps” crackers for wings
  • “Twigs” or “Ritz Sticks” cracker for the body
  • small pieces of “Twizzler” candy for the antennae

Butterflies are insects that go through complete metamorphosis. During the first stage they are an egg. (Many species eat their egg shell as a first meal.)

Then they stay in the caterpillar stage through several instars. (They grow by splitting their skins. A new caterpillar body is under the old exoskeleton shed.)

Next they are in the chrysalis stage. (A chrysalis is under the skin of the last instar. Butterflies do not make cocoons. The chrysalis is under their last exoskeleton shed.)

A butterfly emerges from the chrysalis.

Snack provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005