First mix 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. Boil till the sugar dissolves, then let the solution cool.
Next take a plate or dish with a sloping rim and hang from the bough of a shady tree – you can make a holder with household string.
We used a plastic plate and punched holes in where we threaded the string through to form the holder , but an alternative is to loop the string under the plate to form a cradle.
Then put brightly coloured sponges in the dish with the liquid butterfly food solution to give butterflies a resting place while they drink.
Butterflies love bright colours so decorate your feeder too and watch while they enjoy their food.