My favorite holiday is just around the corner… Halloween! Every year I see more and more retailers offering products that are reusable and natural instead of the disposable plastic Halloween junk at big box stores. This year has been no exception.
Of course my BEST tip for a green Halloween is to buy used. Thrift stores are packed this time of year with trick or treat baskets, Halloween decor, and second hand costumes. We use the same stuff again and again to decorate and celebrate Halloween and my kids usually wear the same costumes for 2+ years. Everything stays in good condition because we package everything carefully and store it in the garage each year.
In searching for a costume for my 4 year old this year… I went to Magic Cabin for ideas. Here are some of my fave picks:
The Countdown Calendar:
A felt wall hanging featuring a spooky felt house with 30 little pockets for treats…
Halloween Wax Candle Rolling Kit
Each kit contains twelve square sheets of sweet-smelling beeswax in rainbow hues or autumnal colors, plus 6 yards of wicking and detailed instructions with decorating ideas. You’ll find everything you need to make 12 straight-sided or 24 tapered candles for yourself or to give as gifts.
LOVE these! Let imaginations “grow” along with any hairstyle for their pets. Each 2″ egg-shaped ceramic pet come with soil mixture and rye grass seed that sprouts green “hair” in about 2 weeks (nyokki means “grow” in Japanese).
Lyra Face Paint Pencils:
With a few lines here and there, your child’s shining face becomes a cat’s or a clown’s or a scary witch’s. Sets of 6 vivid Theater Pencils have wood casings to keep fingers clean, and nontoxic oil pigments that go on easily. Easy cleanup with soap and water.
Zid Zid Kids Masks and Capes:
The machine-washable, 100% cotton capes have an animal design on one side, reversing to a big metallic star for superhero and other make-believe exploits. Masks are full of detail and printed on sturdy cardboard.
Click here for other Green Halloween ideas… candy, treats, parties, decor, etc.
Monday, September 20th, 2010