Des decided to make a butterfly feeder for his granddaughter, Cressie-Maude. Cressie-Maude was six. She loved butterflies! Des had found the plans for the butterfly feeder in an old magazine.
He got an empty jam jar and drilled a hole in the lid.
He plugged the hole with cotton wool, with cotton dangling from it into the jar.
He filled the jar with a solution of 1-part sugar and 9-parts water.
Cressie-Maude helped her Granddad make brightly coloured petals out of felt. They glued the petals on the lid to make it look like a beautiful flower. The butterflies could drink the nectar on the cotton in the middle of the flower.
They hung it in the garden. Butterflies! Butterflies! sang Cressie-Maude, while dancing in the garden. It was so exciting!
The wasps loved it.