waxed leaves... Make sure your leaves are completely dry. Melt some beeswax in a double-boiler. You can use new wax or old candle stubs (optional - add a few drops of cinnamon oil). When the wax is thoroughly melted, take the leaves by the stem and immerse them, one at a time, in the wax. Hold them over the pot to drip a bit, then lay them on waxed paper to dry.
Trick or Treating came out of a custom called “souling.” Poor beggars would go around asking for “soul cakes,” bread squares with currants. The more a family gave, the more prayers the beggar would say for their dead. Some believed the only way for a soul to get into heaven was to be prayed in by someone else. Others believed it was a way to appease the wandering dead. Villagers would also leave treats out for spirits so they wouldn't "trick" them by doing evil to their households.