Dubious of buying into the Halloween hype, yet your kids still want to celebrate the day? Read our five favourite ways to enjoy a waste-free Halloween that’s healthy for the kids and our planet.
  • DIY face paint


    Need to paint your child’s face for Halloween? Instead of using store-bought face paints that typically contain toxic ingredients, make your own face paint. Check out our face paint recipe:

    • 1 tsp cornstarch
    • ¼ tsp water to make paste
    • ½ tsp Nappy rash cream


    Mix together with the below ingredients to make your desired colour:

  • DIY decorations


    Here are three great waste-free decoration ideas you can make with the kids:

    • Paint glass mason jars black and put some tea-light candles inside. Line your driveway with the spooky lights.
    • Use natural twine to create spider webs in the trees.
    • Use scrap wood to paint warning signs of danger, such as, “Turn back now” and “Danger, ghosts live here”.


    Re-use Halloween pumpkins

    Making a Halloween pumpkin with the kids is lots of fun! When carving out the inside, be sure to keep the flesh to make our delicious Lentil, Lee Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese Strudel.

  • Make your own Halloween Critters!


    Treat your kids this Halloween with these simple, fun and healthy recipes:


    Old Crone Fingers:

    Press an almond into the end of one of our delicious whole dried bananas.


    Creepy Crawlies:

    Fill pitted dates with peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice) and create its’ antennae using slivered almonds


    Monster Teeth:

    Press 2 wedges of apple together with spoonful of peanut butter to create the monster’s mouth. Add the teeth by placing yoghurt-coated sultanas.

Plus, if you’re choosing to celebrate Halloween from the comfort of your own home, we’ve put together a great activity guide to help make it a fun night in for everyone!


With these simple tips, both you and your kids win: your kids can indulge in the Halloween trick-or-treating experience and you’ll feel empowered to share the word on going waste-free.

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