Saturday, October 21, 2006

Enjoy a Recycled Halloween


Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween is still a time for "dressing up". The best costumes of my childhood were the times we made our own. One of the funniest was when my sister and I made ourselves into Martians. I must have been about 13 years old and my sister 11. We wore matching track suits that zipped to the chin. Used foil for our antennae which were stuck into our hair. Finally, we covered our faces and hands with green food coloring. While on our trick or treating rounds, one gentleman even took our picture to add to his collection of outstanding costumes. The only problem was that undiluted food coloring stains the skin. Unfortunately, we were faintly green for days!

Have a safe time and use some of the links below to spark your creativity while saving money and natural resources.


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Halloween Ideas Using Recycled Materials

Make your own costume Ideas including some for chair users
http://www.robinsfyi.com/holidays/halloween/costumes.htm

Family friendly eco-Halloween Hike in Wisconsin
http://www.bongnaturalistassociation.org/

Bleach Bottle Cat
This project uses spray paint. However, a better alternate would be nontoxic acrylic paint.
http://www.craftown.com/halloween/craft27.htm

Cat crafts for children, many suitable for Halloween.
http://stepbystepcc.com/animals/cats2.html

Plastic Tub and Grocery Bag Ghost
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/sackghost.html

Egg Carton Pumpkins
http://crafterscommunity.com/index.php/248

Make Your Own Mummy Costume
http://www.craftown.com/halloween/craft4.htm

Paper Sack Pumpkins
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/stuffed_paper_sack_pumpkins.htm

Apple Head Witch Dolls
http://www.craftown.com/halloween/craft53.htm

How to Make Tempera Paint
http://www.eggtempera.com/paint.html

How to Make Poster Paint (kid friendly)
http://www.kidsturncentral.com/crafts/crecipe6.htm

Crafting Tips: Please use an all-purpose acrylic craft paint that is water-based and nontoxic for your painting needs. Tempera paint (egg-based) works well on porous surfaces and is a better choice environmentally speaking. Just say no to spray paint.

1 comment:

Belon said...

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Cheers,

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