Butterflies Made from Leaves

As we head into winter, one last leaf craft project. It’s admittedly an insubstantial, even useless, project, but I’ve had a lot of fun snipping and gluing. The instructions are simple: assemble leaves you have dried, and snip and glue to create butterfly-like creatures. Maple leaves seem to work the best, and it is fun to use two, different-colored leaves in one butterfly. I used the dried leaf stems as antennae, and applied gold metallic wax (called Rub ‘n Buff) to one of the butterflies. You could use paint to make them more lepidopterologically* accurate, but I like these the way they are.

*I have no idea whether this is spelled correctly, but am pretty sure no one else knows, either.

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