Green Your Halloween
10.07.09 Green Your Halloween
Okay, the spooky season is almost upon us. You’ve got to come up with a costume, some treats, and have a great time with your little ones, all the while trying to be as green as possible.
Here are a few tips to make this seem not so scary (sorry, I couldn't help it):
Costumes: No need for mainstream, gender sterotyping, Disney made costumes from China, made from who knows what. Get creative. Raid the dress up bin and let your children come up with a costume (with your ideas and guidance.) Stuck? Here are a few ideas from our dress up bin (with no purchasing required).
*king or queen
*electrician or mechanic
*bugs of all types
With a little scrounging, you can probably come up with a few of your own that require only a little imagination and a bit of looking around. Are you feeling crafty? Check this out for some ideas.
How about healthier treats? Here is a list from Green Halloween of healthier, greener treats.
Pumpkin carving? Toast the seeds with olive oil and salt for about 45 minutes in the oven. Chow down, enjoy the Jack O Lantern then it can meet its maker in the compost.
Be sure to have your little one carry a cloth bag for their treats.
What are your ideas for a Green Halloween? Share them here!