When TED-Ed animators were tasked with animating a lesson about detritus, they challenged themselves to make all of the visuals out of dead stuff. It sure helped that they had a library of dried leaves to work with!
Check out these lovely little leaf creatures, and get inspired to make your own:
And, thanks to the power of animation, they were able to bring a vast collection of dead stuff back to life!
'Tis officially the season! Go grab some fallen leaves of your own, and see what kinds of creatures you can bring to life. Happy foraging, and happy first day of fall!
From the TED-Ed Lesson Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain - John C. Moore