Recycle Your Candy Wrappers, Costumes, Pails and Decor
Halloween Recycle Ideas That Are O So Sweet!
Halloween sure can leave us with a lot of things to recycle! There are costumes, pumpkins, trick or treat bags and pails and of course bags full of candy wrappers.
Here are some fun crafts and ideas... read more
Etips that are a Howl for Halloween
Halloween is fun and games, but it isn't just about getting candy, bobbing for apples and winning prizes for costumes. This Halloween think about helping others while helping the planet. Practice the 3 "r"s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Here are some quick tips from Planetpals to help you share and care:
- Share your candy with a less fortunate friend.
- Have your class collect donations for a good cause.
- Make a recycle costume out of recycled materials such as cardboard, cans, paper, old clothes or tin foil.
- Think of ways you can recycle or reuse the candy wrappers and candy bags.
- Have a Green Halloween Party
- Have a costume swap
- Have some healthy Halloween food with friends and classmates
- Decorate making recycled crafts
- Recycle your pumpkin, by making delicious dishes and drying the seeds. You can find plenty of recipes for these!
- Donate your costume and decorations to a thrift shop or swap shop when Halloween is over.
- Save your decorations to use again next year.
- You're only limited by your imagination! Maybe you can think of more ideas!
Recycle Your Pumpkins After Halloween
Plan Ahead! Recycle Your Fall Pumpkins!
At Planetpals we say waste not, want not! So, we've come up with this great list of not only useful, but yummy ideas to help you utilize and recycle the pumpkins you used to decorate for the Fall holidays: (All recipes here.)
Paint it and turn it into a winter snowman
Bake the Pumpkin Seeds
Grow New Pumpkins with the Seeds
Use it as a Pumpkin Planter
Use it as a Pumpkin Cooler or Bowl
Create a Pumpkin Bird Feeder
Compost That Pumpkin
Make Pumpkin Baby Food
Baked Stuffed Pumpkin
Beef and Pumpkin Stew
Black Bean and Roasted Pumpkin Salad
Cereal Pumpkin Bread
Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins
Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding
Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Glazed Pumpkin Cookies
Honey Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Mincemeat Pie
Lastly, if you can't do any of these, just give it away to someone who will!
Orange you glad we compiled this list of PUMPKIN Recycle ideas?
Think Inside The Box To Make A Costume
It's time for costumes and what could be easier than making one with a simple box?
We found some really great ideas out there using discarded boxes. It's a great way to practice the "R's", recycle and reuse. Here are our picks
Pumpkin Seed Art
A Perfect Craft to do with all those discarded Pumpkin Seeds. Just use food coloring or paint to color the seeds :)
Why not make pilgrims or pumpkins for Thanksgiving, abdstracts...the sky is the limit!
You Autumn Love These Upcycled Scarecrows
Scarecrows made from recycled materials that are not scary at all!
Scarecrows go as far back as the Egyptians. Originally used to frighten away hungry quail along the Nile. Farmers have been using them to deter local birds from eating their crops Read More.
Planetpals Green Halloween
We suggest you make decorations and costumes from recycled materials-It's the green way to go!
Have a Green Halloween Party
Use these tips:Ten great party tips for a greener event. Plus a free Recycle Party Sign to download.... read more
We suggest you make, trade or swap costumes. It's the green way to go!
Make a The Greenest Recycle Costume Ever!
Here are directions for our favorite costumes of all time-Here are two simple recycle bin costumes to make using recycled materials, too! How much easier can it get! Be Recycle Bins, and you can make the costume yourself.... read more
How to Make A Recycle Bin Costume with Recycled Materials
Make Costumes from Recycled Materials
Hundreds of ideas for costumes made from boxes. Loads of great costumes to be a Lego, an Etch-a-Scetch, action hero, and lots more. Patterns and photos, too! ... read more
Thinking Out Of The Box To Make Recycled Halloween Costumes
Have a Costume Swap
We Give a Big Hooray to National Costume Swap Day in October Every year! Swap with friends, neighbors or schoolmates. There are even places to swap online... read more
Have a Recycle Costume Parade
How to Have A Recycle Parade with Recycled Materials
Have a Recycle Parade for
Earthday, America Recycles Day, or Any Other Day... read more
Edible Halloween Food Art Crafts:
Green healthy ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and your Halloween Party:
This Halloween Banana Ghost Won't Get Boos
How cute is this Banana Ghost on a Popsicle stick. Add raisins, nuts or other food items to make the eyes and nose! Roll in coconut for added fun, too!
OH so OJ Pumpkins Simple edible and healthy pumpkin snack from oranges,
Apple Bites Will Have Kids Teeth Chattering Here's a treat they can stick their teeth into!
Veggie Skeleton Healthy Inside and Out: Made with any combination of fresh Veggies-helps kids learn about their bodies, too!
Guacamole Graveyard Made with chips and guacamole.
Candy Corn Cake Rice Krispies Treat from Little Nummies ...fun for Halloween!
Graham Cracker Halloween Bandaids...Crackers strips, cream cheese and jelly-pretty yummy and creepy , too!
Mummies Wrap-Use recycled boxes and jars to make containers and decorations
Ten Pet Costumes To Bow Wow Your Friends This Halloween
Create one of a kind costumes that are not as tricky to make as you might think.
Dress your pet in green style this holiday and you will be goblin' up the savings while treating your pet to a lot of attention.
We found some pretty unique ideas Read More
More edible food crafts for holidays and everyday
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Planetpals Green Halloween
Recycle Halloween Crafts:
Necktie Scarecrow Not So Scary! But fun! Very simple..dress up some criss crossed sticks with an old tie, add yarn or straw and a head made with paper,bottle cap or jar cover
Recycled Bag Haunted House Have kids bring a brown bag lunch-teach them 2 recycle make Halloween Paper Bags that afternoon:
Make Spooky Eyes in the bushes or in your windows with paper rolls and glow sticks! These are fun and simple!
Paper Roll Monsters for Halloween Decor
Halloween Recycle Skeleton Eggs make a fun and yummy Halloween Hunt. Recycle plastic Easter eggs to make these Halloween skeletons and fill with candy. or just make a bowl in a centerpiece for Halloween decor.
Recycle Gloves Make Monster Hands
Make Halloween spooky..decorate old garden, rubber or warm weather gloves to make scary monster hands. Use glue gun, felt, scraps. As a yard deco raton---stuff them, add a stick and stick them in the lawn!
Monster Feet-Get two shoe boxes and add elements to decorate them either cute or scary. Make the gloves above and you have a costume!
Toilet Paper Tube Halloween Bat
Halloween will be flying high made with toilet paper roll bats. You can also use paper towel or any tube shaped package. How about jars with votives?
Egg Carton Halloween Pumpkins
Pumpkins that will be a howl for preschoolers! So clever from egg carton cups.
Spooky Cooky Halloween Cans
Pick any size can for these and use a variety of recycled materials to decorate them! Don't get too frightened...these are easy
Boo-tle Halloween Ghosts
Make these from individual milk bottles or yogurt bottles. All you need is a marker
Glass Jar Halloween Votive Holders
Similar idea for glass jars-can be used with votives for a Halloween party.
Milk Jug Halloween Ghosts
This is a reuse craft we love perfect it lets kids help with decorating, too! Add lights or flashlight and you can line your walk way.
Help Greenbean Choose a Costume! (Paper Dolls):
Exclusive Planetpals Print and play. Cut out Planetpals paper Doll and learn about the seasons, comes with four outfits.
Rock Ghosts--this craft is a natural!