‘Tis the season! The spooky season, that is — the perfect time of year to celebrate with sweets, scary movies, and family fun. For families who are always on the search for sustainable activities, one of the best activities you can enjoy is do-it-yourself Halloween arts and crafts, using items you likely already have around the house!
In addition to establishing a Marion County recycling routine with the help of Florida Express Environmental, these ideas will help promote a better understanding of waste and sustainability in your family. Just read on to see a few of our top ideas.
Mummy Mason Jars
If you have leftover jars on hand — from sauce, chip dip, or just about anything else in your pantry — use them to create miniature mummies! Wrap toilet or tissue paper around the jar and add a pair of googly eyes for a silly, spooky look. You can even add a battery-powered tea light to the inside to create a warm glow that will look great anywhere in your home.
Egg Carton Creepy Crawlies
Did you know that your daily breakfast go-to can help with another fun Halloween craft? Section off the separate pockets of an empty egg carton, then paint them black and add googly eyes and chenille stick legs. Voila! You have a legion of creepy, crawly spiders ready to disperse all around your home or office.
Toilet Paper Tubes Turned Spooky Friends
Another effortless way to craft a set of spooky friends? Use empty toilet paper rolls! With a bit of cardstock, construction paper, and — you guessed it — google eyes, you can turn this common cardboard waste into Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, and many more Halloween figures.
Paper Plate Pumpkins
For kiddos who may not be old enough to carve their own Jack-o’-Lanterns, but still want a hands-on way to celebrate Halloween, why not try some paper plate pumpkins? Orange and black markers (or, if you’re feeling adventurous, finger paint) can be used to create the friendly pumpkin’s face, while your child’s hand can be used to trace a cut-out green leaf and stem from construction paper.
Repurposed Trick-Or-Treat Bags
There are many ways to get creative with your trick-or-treat bags, too. You can cover an old oatmeal container in colorful construction paper or felt, and add a handle for easy toting. An unused pillowcase is another classic option, which you and your child can elevate with fun Halloween fabric to mark the occasion.
We hope that these ideas help make your season that much more fun! While these activities are great for the little ones, the team here at Florida Express Environmental is equipped to help you with all of your waste and recycling needs — whether that means roll-off dumpsters, estate clean-outs, special event amenities, specialty recycling, and so much more. Contact us today to get started.