Okay, so now we know two REALLY scary things about Halloween, right? Ready to make them a little less scary, more fun, and healthy? Let's start with idea number one; make a scarecrow as a Halloween decoration rather than store bought plastic decorations.
Kids LOVE to make scarecrows! It is pretty easy to do, gets them outside and keeps them entertained for quite a while. Gather some old clothing-theirs, yours, other family members. Do you have some old hats or caps you could use? A pillowcase or swath of cloth, like burlap to make a head? Maybe you would rather use a pumpkin or gourd for a head? if you have access to straw, great, if not newspaper or anything else you can come up with for stuffing will work. You can be as creative as your mind and resources allow. The best part about scarecrows is that they not only make great Halloween decorations, they also serve as harvest accents right through Thanksgiving.
Looking for more inspiration or more detailed instructions? Google “How To Make A Scarecrow”, there are plenty of great examples.
What ideas do you have to unplastic this Halloween? Have you decorated without plastic? We would love to see what you come up with!