I love teacher appreciation week … but sometimes coming up with fun and unique ideas can be overwhelming. The kids and I found these fun Butterfly jars at Big Lots (our Big Lots has them on sale for $7.99 this week!) and they are so neat!
First of all, although BOTH of my children’s teachers thought they received a “real” butterfly, this is not real…but a fun and very realistic replica… and it moves so lifelike that you forget that it’s not real!
The Amazing Blue Morpho “Butterfly in a Jar” – Part of the Butterfly Collection ™
Ever dreamed of keeping a butterfly in a jar forever? Now you can! The Butterfly in a Jar gift is like nothing you have ever seen. Unpackage the glass jar and activate the switch located inside the lid. No all you need to do is just tap the lid and watch the “butterfly” fly around in a surprisingly lifelike way.
Powered by three AAA batteries (supplied with the butterfly), the “My Butterfly” product is a unique feat of micro-electronics. Everytime you tap the glass bottle you can watch “My Butterfly” fly, flap and flutter.
Gently tap the jar once for instant action! One tap willl wake your butterfly up , two taps will make it flutter and three taps will make it flap around the glass bottle. The butterfly is also activated by ambient noise and music. There is no need to turn the “My Butterfly” off; batteries last in standby mode for months ready for a tap to awaken.
The Blue Morpho “My Butterfly” is one part of the “Butterfly Collection” range. The Blue Morpho shown above can also be complemented by other versions which feature a Swallow Tail Butterfly, Pink Morpho Butterfly and finally the Monarch Butterfly.
How we turned this into a teacher’s gift? We made a little tag with this quote:
The kids love watching the butterfly and I love that this gift is something that can be enjoyed year after year! This butterfly uses very little battery, so you can leave him “on” all the time, and when you tap the lid he will “wake” up and then he does these little resting flutters when he is not moving that look so real!
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.