Edible Autumn Leaves
1 bag each of semisweet
chocolate and white chocolate
morsels (chips), broad leafed herbs such as mint, basil, celery, etc.
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 children how art is a reflection of the true beauty of Nature.)