Edible Autumn Leaves  

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This is a fun activity you can do with your children to celebrate Mabon.

What you will need:
1 bag each of semisweet chocolate and white chocolate morsels (chips), broad leafed herbs such as mint, basil, celery, etc.

What to do:
Select your sprigs of leaves in the produce section of your grocery store or from your garden. Wash leaves thoroughly and pat dry. Melt chocolate with 2 tsp. of butter, stirring until smooth. Pour chocolate into small bowls and give each child a clean small paintbrush. Paint the underside of the leaves with the chocolate and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm. Slowly pull real leaves away from chocolate leaves.

Explain to your child(ren) how art is a reflection of the true beauty of Nature.

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4 comments

I've done this in the past, to decorate cakes and such. What a great idea to do it for Mabon!

September 16, 2008 at 8:15 PM

Livi and I did this last year. I am hoping to make these again this year!!!!

September 16, 2008 at 10:42 PM

This is an awesome idea! :) Thanks for sharing!

September 17, 2008 at 10:58 AM

aelwyn,
I am hoping to make these this weekend. My son's birthday party is this weekend so it may have to wait a bit.

September 18, 2008 at 9:06 AM

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