When I was a child, I used to make bookmarks with skeleton leaves. I took the fresh leaves and pressed them in a thick book and waited for them to dry. It usually took more than three weeks for the pulp to completely dry out. Here is a faster and easier way to make beautiful skeleton leaves. All you need to do is boil the leaves in water with baking soda (recommend one teaspoon of baking soda in 1 liter of water), gently brush away the pulp and then dye them. Wait until they are completely dry and here you go! Delicate skeleton leaves make wonderful accents to your favors. You can use them for gift wrapping, cards, bookmarks, crafts and decoration. Enjoy!
To make these colorful skeleton leaves, you may need:
- baking soda
- food dye
- paper towel