Build the 4 stages of the Monarch butterfly life cycle – with LEGO® bricks!

A few years ago, we were able to watch two Monarch butterflies emerge from their chrysalides.  It was pretty amazing.  The boys have always loved animals and nature, especially Gresham.  We have a post coming with spring building projects, but we decided that this LEGO® Monarch life cycle deserves its own post!

After studying pictures of the Monarch butterfly life cycle, Gresham built the egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis.  I did most of the butterfly.

Build the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with Legos

Stage 1:  Egg (See the white square above!)

Stage 2:  Caterpillar

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Stage 3:  Chrysalis

Build the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with LEGO

Build the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with Legos

Stage 4:  Butterfly

(This butterfly does not bear a ton of resemblance to a real Monarch!  I tried.  At least the colors are right – there is just not a way to get a realistic level of detail at this scale of building. 🙂 )

Build the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with Legos

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

My 11 year old found these pieces that allow the wings to move:

Build the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with Legos

Now we just need some LEGO® milkweed, and we’ll be all set!

Build the Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle with Legos

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  1. Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life Mar 5, 2015

    What an awesome idea! My boys LOVE all things bugs and animals and I know they'd enjoy this. Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Kristina @ School Time Snippets Apr 2, 2015

      Such a neat activity!

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      1. Er Jul 1, 2018

        I stumbled on this and would like a lis r of pieces used. It's a really neat project.

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