Make lovely winged creatures from vivid autumn leaves. 

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Collect just-fallen leaves, and press between the pages of a heavy book for two weeks.

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Step 2

Use a small strip of plain paper for base. With a skewer, apply glue to tip of a leaf; secure to base for a bottom wing.

Step 3

Working from bottom to top, glue remaining leaves, which should overlap slightly, to base. 

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Step 4

Glue two leaf stems to the top of a thin leaf for antennae.

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Step 5

Glue thin leaf vertically to white base for the butterfly's body.

Step 6

A mat border and frame give a finished look while protecting the leaves.

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