My mom gives us butterfly chrysalises each summer and the kids just love it. She works for a dentist and they have a patient that raises butterflies. It's amazing to watch this process. We had two batches this summer.
Here is the first batch.
I caught this one as it was hatching. (Is hatching the correct word for a butterfly? I have no idea, but I'm using it. lol )
The second batch
I love how you can see the one on the far right hatched first and looks normal, the middle one hatched second and is thinning out, and the one on the far left just hatched and is still swollen.
After they dried for a few hours and started to fly, we let them go. They flew to the trees.