Here are some great resources for you if you are looking for ways to green your Halloween:
- Green Halloween.org – this website is a great resource on costume swaps across the U.S., eco-friendly costume ideas as well as green crafting and decorating; they also have a great Halloween pledge (which is really just a list of great ideas on how to green your Halloween) which can be found here
- Nature Moms.com – looking for natural/organic candy or other eco-friendly treats to hand out? This blog has a great list with link to some of these options
- Kiwi Magazine – want to make some eco-friendly crafts with your kids using materials you can easily find around the house like (think egg carton spiders and milk jug pumpkins)? This link will give you some easy-to-follow directions to have an afternoon of fun with the wee ones
- Safe Cosmetics.org – looking for natural, non-toxic ways to paint your face without having to purchase all the heavy gunk they sell in the conventional stores? See this list for some great ideas using items that you can find at your local health food store, if not your own pantry
When I’m trying to “green” something, I start off thinking about what’s normally used or done and then try to think of creative ways to make it more eco-friendly. I often go to two sites for inspiration: Martha Stewart or Family Fun Crafts (click on either link to be taken to their Halloween-specific sections) and then I find a craft I like and figure out ways to make it using reused/recycled or eco-friendly ingredients (see my post from last Halloween to see what I did).
And if you don’t feel like making eco-friendly crafts/decorations or don’t have the time, see all the great stuff my EcoEtsy team is selling for the holiday here.
What eco-friendly Halloween tips and resources do you have? Would love to hear!