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An Exclusive Collection of Green Halloween Ideas, Tips, Crafts and more (For Thanksgiving go here)

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Recycle Your Candy Wrappers, Costumes, Pails and Decor

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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

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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!

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Recycle Your Pumpkins After Halloween

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.)

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  • 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
  • Pumpkin Potpourri
  • Make Pumpkin Baby Food
  • Baked Pumpkin
  • 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 Cake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Chili
  • Pumpkin Curry
  • Pumpkin Fudge
  • Pumpkin Gingerbread
  • Pumpkin Mincemeat Pie
  • Pumpkin Muffins
  • Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Pumpkin Waffles
  • Stuffed Pumpkin
  • Lastly, if you can't do any of these, just give it awayto someone who will!

Orange you glad we compiled this list of PUMPKIN Recycle ideas?

Think Inside The Box To Make A Costume

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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

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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!

pumpkin seed art

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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

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Use these tips:Ten great party tips for a greener event. Plus a free Recycle Party Sign to download.... read more

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We suggest you make, trade or swap costumes. It's the green way to go!

Make a The Greenest Recycle Costume Ever!

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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!

edible art halloween pumpkins

OH so OJ Pumpkins Simple edible and healthy pumpkin snack from oranges,

edible art apple teeth halloween

Apple Bites Will Have Kids Teeth Chattering Here's a treat they can stick their teeth into!

vegetable edible halloween food

Veggie Skeleton Healthy Inside and Out: Made with any combination of fresh Veggies-helps kids learn about their bodies, too!

guacamole graveyard halloween

Guacamole Graveyard Made with chips and guacamole.

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Candy Corn Cake Rice Krispies Treat from Little Nummies for Halloween!

graham cracker halloween treats

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

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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

You Autumn Love These Upcycled Scarecrows

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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.

More edible food crafts for holidays and everyday

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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 tie scarecrow craft halloween

Recycled Bag Haunted House Have kids bring a brown bag lunch-teach them 2 recycle make Halloween Paper Bags that afternoon:

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Make Spooky Eyes in the bushes or in your windows with paper rolls and glow sticks! These are fun and simple!

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Paper Roll Monsters for Halloween Decor

Paper roll halloween craft monsters

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 easter plastic egss make these Halloween skeletons

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!

recycle monster gloves craft

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!

monster feet recycled box

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?

toilet paper roll recycled bat craft halloween

Egg Carton Halloween Pumpkins
Pumpkins that will be a howl for preschoolers! So clever from egg carton cups.

recycle egg cartons to make pumpkin heads

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
can monster halloween recycle craft

Boo-tle Halloween Ghosts
Make these from individual milk bottles or yogurt bottles. All you need is a marker

halloween bottle recycle craft

Glass Jar Halloween Votive Holders
Similar idea for glass jars-can be used with votives for a Halloween party

recycle milk bottle halloween ghosts

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.

milk jug recycle halloween ghosts

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

Rock Ghosts--this craft is a natural!

Gourd Autumn Crafts:

Loads of ways to have fun with Gourds just decorate them with recycled objects and parts.. Use your imagination. check out our Pinterest GOURD Decorating Board for ideas.

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Junk O Lantern and Pumpkin Halloween Crafts:

Make a Junk-O-Lantern! Loads of ways to have fun with pumpkins just decorate them with recycled objects and parts.. Use your imagination. check out our Pinterest Pumpkin Decorating Board for ideas.

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