Steps to Make Skeleton Leaves

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Steps to Make Skeleton Leaves: (Important: Children under 12 years old should be instructed by parents !)

!!! For safety reason, wearing of glasses and gloves are recommended.

Step 1: Pick some leaves from the tree around your hourse, but not any kind of leaf can be skeletonized, just try !

Step 2: Mix 10~12 teaspoon of baking soda into 1 Liter cold water with a stainless pot.

Step 3: Put the pot on stove and heat, after boiling, put the leaves into hot water, keep "cooking" for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse the "cooked" leaves with cold wate for 3~5 times

Step 5: Gently remove the green tissue with toothbrush.

Step 6: Rinse the leaf with cold water, and remove remaining tussue. Now you got your skeleton leaf !

Step 7: Dry up the leaf with paper and book for 1~ 3 days.

Or:  Bleach it before you dry up.

Step 8: If you want, dye the leaf with food color, or color ink, or just leave it natural !