Steps to Make Skeleton Leaves
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 !