Halloween will soon be upon us; although you could be forgiven for thinking it takes place in August. Yes, I really did see Halloween masks, costumes and confectionery in our local shop long before the nights were drawing in.
Halloween is the perfect excuse for plastic wrapped treats, disposable tat and costumes made from manmade fibres that never get used again, so it can be pretty ghoulish for the environment.
This month’s roundup is dedicated to helping you enjoy Halloween with your conscience intact – you’ll find tutorials, recipes and lots of ideas for making Halloween, Hallow-Green…
Chewing on a spider
Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sweets and candies, say Shelli and Lexie from Off the Shelf.
Inspired by Eric Carle’s “The very busy spider” their spider crackers with sweet potato humous will fill up growling tummies across the lands.
Have a green halloween
Here’s something I penned about little ways you can make your halloween celebrations greener – from recycled costumes to reusable tablewear, we’ve got it covered.
Check out Green Up Your Halloween and let me know your thoughts.
Here’s a fantastic way to get excited kids using their pent-up energy.
Liz gives you a tutorial on making a papier-mâché pumpkin piñata. It’s a fun activity for the kids to make themselves and they won’t be able to wait to bash it until they get their treasures.
Sidney the spider
Back to the spider theme and what better way to help little ones overcome their fear of eight legged friends than by making them their own pet inspired by Clare?
When it comes to arts and crafts I reckon I could just about manage this pompom spider – he’s rather cute don’t you think? And perfect for using up scraps of wool.
This post comes from Julia who is passionate about leading sessions of stories and song, dance, play and craft for preschoolers.
Inspired by Julia Donaldon’s “Room on the Broom” and the Nature Detective’s idea for a scavenger hunt, Julia combined them to go on a walk and make this magnificent nature stew. It sounds like the perfect idea for a sunny, autumn day
What about you? Have you written a post about enjoying a more earth-friendly Halloween? Add your post to the linky below!