Something interesting happens when you throw maples leaves in a blender, then add alcohol.
Do you want to hear what?
I would be honest, I was just curious to see if the water will turn green. And if yes, would the color be intense enough to use as green paint for our art projects?
How to Extract Chlorophyll
from Maple Leaves
- Fresh Maple leaves (we washed them, but feel free to skip this step)
- Alcohol (we used the regular Isopropyl alcohol 91% sold as first aid antiseptic)
- Food processor or Blender (we used a food processor equipped with an S-blade. I once blew up our smoothie blender while mixing newspaper with water to make a mash for one of my science experiments 🙂
- Pot with water
- Mason Jar