Halloween is just around the corner. I read over the weekend that American's spend over 5 billion dollars a year on Halloween costumes and decorations..kinda crazy! Here are some money saving and eco-friendly tips for this "holiday" that I have a love/hate relationship with.
-Use existing clothes in your/your child's wardrobe as the base for their costumes.
-Invest in props that can be reused for multiple costumes over multiple years. Swords, capes and belts can be used to complete multiple children costumes
-Buy face masks made of natural latex not polyvinyl chloride. PVC is a non-recyclable plastic that off-gasses dioxins that have been shown to cause cancer.
-Search through thrift stores for funky/interesting articles of clothing. You never know what you can find!!!
-When building/constructing your costume, use materials such as cardboard, foil and paper that can be recycled after Halloween is over.
-Purchase water-based face paint that is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Use natural sea sponges to apply face-paint that can be rinsed and reused.
These helpful eco-friendly hints were from National Geographic.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
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