Mosaic Butterfly Feeder

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Jenny and Lucas are off to feed butterflies the sweat of their backs at Niagara Parks’ Butterfly Conservatory. Then they’re back to the craft space to make a beautiful butterfly feeder for the backyard.


  • Terra cotta plant pot base
  • Terra cotta pot sealer
  • Outdoor tile glue
  • Mosaic tiles
  • Sanded grout
  • Outdoor grout sealer
  • Paper and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tile cutter (optional)
  • Latex gloves
  • Wet cloth

How to make it

Step 1: Spray the pot base with terra cotta sealer. Let dry at least 15 minutes.

Step 2: Draw a butterfly onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Trace it onto the inside of the base.

Step 3: Trace it onto the inside of the base.

Step 4: Arrange your tiles in the design you want and glue them down, leaving space between each tile for the
grout. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.

Step 5: Spread grout between the tiles using a spatula or gloved fingers.

Step 6: Use a wet cloth to remove excess grout from tiles.

Step 7: Let the grout dry for 24-48 hours and then spray with grout sealer. Let the sealer dry for another 24 hours.

Step 8: Place your mosaic outside and fill it with sugar water and/or ripe fruit to attract butterflies to your backyard


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