I saw this quick and easy tutorial for making twig dragonflies back in September (at Somewhat Simple). Susannah and I have been collecting these maple keys (I've always called them helicopter leaves and Susannah refers to them as bunny ear leaves) for the past few months in anticipation of this craft. I love how they turned out - and the glitter makes them kind of Christmas-y!
Looks a bit like they just jumped out of a plane and are skydiving, doesn't it? Like I said, these were really simple to make. Just some maple keys, some twigs, a bit of glitter (we used glitter glue because I'm a mean mom and I have issues with loose glitter in the house), some beads for the eyes and a hot glue gun to hold it all together!
I think the red one is my favorite. He's like a chameleon dragonfly on the changing blueberry leaves.
I love nature-inspired projects...especially this time of year. They go nicely with the nut critters we made, too. Now we just need to make something out of all the beautiful leaves and we'll have a complete fall collection!