Low-Waste Trick-Or-Treat Bags
Did you know that the average trick-or-treater generates one pound of trash on Halloween? With nearly 40 million children participating nationally, that's a lot of waste on just one day. This year for Halloween I wanted to see if I could put something low-waste but still fun together for kids. I also wanted to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project, and initiative that strives to make Halloween more inclusive for kids with food allergies.
After a bunch or research and going back and forth between ideas I finally settled on making Play-Doh stamps. These are super easy to put together and so much for kids to use! Here is what you'll need:
- Round wood slices.
- Mini laser cut wooden shapes.
- If you have a little more room in your budget you can buy pre-made play dough stamps on Etsy.
- Mini Play-Doh cans.
- You can also make your own play dough. However, I can't guarantee that my kitchen doesn't have any cross-contamination for allergens so I went with the regular brand.
- Burlap Halloween gift bags.
- I picked these ones out because they are sturdy and can be used again instead of trashed.
- Elmers extra strong non-toxic glue.
- Elmers specifically advertises this one for crafts children can use, including making slime. So to me it seems like a product that is not ideal if kids stick it in their mouth but shouldn't hurt them.
Here is how I put them together:
That's it! Super easy to make and they were absolutely a hit with the kids that came by my house. I heard one kid yell, "THERE'S PLAY-DOH IN HERE!!!" at the end of my driveway so I consider that an absolute success in my book. Now I have to plan next year's goodies!