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Halloween craft: Teal trick-or-treat bags for Chicago’s allergy sufferers

It is almost Halloween and if your kids are anything like mine, they can barely concentrate on anything else besides the inevitable fun that will ensue. Of course, if you are anything like me, you will still have some last minute things to do like getting some Halloween treats at the store and putting the finishing touches on some costumes right up until the night before.

There is one thing, though, that I am preparing from now, and that is painting our pumpkin for the #TealPumpkinProject. This idea, sparked by FARE, is so important to so many families who deal with allergies this time of year.

However, doing that got me thinking that in the hustle and bustle of trick-or-treaters knocking at your door, the oohing and aahing over costumes, the thank you’s and the giggles, some kids (especially the shy ones) may get lost in the shuffle. It might be nice to have an extra way to indicate a kid may like a non-food treat.

Plus, let’s face it, as we all know, I will find any excuse to do a craft project. I thought it might be fun to make some #TealPumpkinProject trick-or-treat bags for a little witch or goblin to carry on their adventures this Halloween to indicate they need non-food Halloween treats.

I used some teal fabric transfer paint, glitter and a canvas bag. I know not everyone wants to buy these things, but the same idea could easily be applied with things you have lying around the house. Perhaps an old pillowcase and some acrylic paint, adding a teal sticker to a trick-or-treat bag, or even drawing a picture with a teal marker would be an indicator. The idea is that if you happen to be participating in the #TealPumpkinProject and saw a child with some teal on their trick or treat bag, you’d know they need a non-food item as opposed to candy.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween with and without candy!

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