Try Recycling this Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting events of the year. The creative costume ideas begin to formulate, the décor goes up around the house and in the yard, and the hunt for deals on candy and chocolates begins as soon as the orange and black flyers are dumped the mailbox. The spooky season is upon us, and it’s time to smarten up!

Halloween festivities produce a lot of waste. Candy bags, treat bags, treat wrappers, costume accessories, and even some costumes are thrown away or discarded on the streets as soon as the party is over. Decorations are thrown out, pumpkins are smashed and light bulbs are broken.

Make less of an impact this Halloween.

Repurpose household items to use as new accessories, revamp an old costume, and make your own decorations.

Making your own decorations is easy! Crafts are a fun way to get kids excited about holidays – even scary ones. Some Halloween crafts can double as baskets for trick-or-treating, accessories for a costume or décor for the front window.

Here are a few simple ideas I found. They can be made using recycled materials, or items found around the house and can all be recycled or reused again next year!

Paper mache candy bowls

Paper bag monsters

Scary spider art

Spooky Pasta décor

Creepy Candles

Mummy eye bracelet

-Enjoy the ride.

Halloween

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Halloween spiders

halloween skeletons

halloween candles

halloween bracelet

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3 thoughts on “Try Recycling this Halloween

  1. Melanie Lee Lockhart says:

    When I was a kid (I sound like I’m 100 when I say that) everyone wore home-made costumes. When did it change?

  2. Totally agree Eden!

    LOL Melanie! It wasn’t that long ago, don’t worry. My aunt made my first few costumes! We didn’t have many kids around my neighbourhood this year, but the ones that did come by, weren’t in home-made costumes. I wish there were more to see.

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