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The 10 Best Alternatives to Halloween Candy
Halloween Does NOT Have to Mean Candy
Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about those cute little costumes, halloween get togethers and costume parties. It's also a time of year that many parents dread due to all that candy. Who says Halloween has to be all about candy? As we learn more and more about the dangers of a diet high in sugar, artificial food coloring, and high fructose corn syrup - dangers such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer - more and more parents are searching for fun and creative alternatives.
This Halloween, give simple yet fun and memorable treats that children are sure to remember but that are not harmful to their health. Your child will not feel they have missed out on any of the Halloween festivities and you will feel like you helped make a change in the right direction.Photo source and great article on making your Halloween a green one can be found Here
Small children love stickers and what could be more fun than spooky halloween stickers? Not only can they be used for Halloween treats at trick or treating time, but they have dozens of other applications including decorating gifts, rewarding good grades, trading, scrapbooking and more. You can even get free printable halloween stickers HERE
Halloween pencils are super fun for kids to collect and useful for school too! Creatvie design choices abound from spooky sayings and pictures, to glow in the dark. Kids can even personalize their own pencils with Halloween pencil toppers. Click HERE for personalized pencil topper craft ideas and other creative Halloween crafts you can do with your kids.
Noisemakers And Goofy Sunglasses
Noisemakers are fun and inexpensive toys and you can find vintage Halloween noisemakers as well as instructions on how you can make your own Halloween noisemakers HERE. These are fun to customize and to use as party favors too. Halloween sunglasses are funglasses and another simple treat you can give at trick or trat time or halloween parties.
Let the fun last and last with Halloween temporary tattoos. Temporary tattoos dress up any costume and are easy to apply and remove. Glow in the dark tattoos are especially fun and unique, glowing under a black light or UV light. Another great idea is glitter temporary tattoos, super shiny and attention grabbing, they are sure to be a hit with trick or treaters or Halloween party goers.
Spooky Superballs And Goofy Ghost Putty
Choose from high bounce to low bounce, from glow in the dark to creepy eyeball bouncers, any way you look at it Halloween superballs are a great treat and last much longer than a few pieces of sugar filled candy would. Glow in the dark slime and putty is also a fun favorite.
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Halloween Rings And Bracelets
Kids love things they can wear and what could be more fun to wear than glow in the dark Halloween rings and bracelets? Glow in the dark bracelets and rings are non toxic and long lasting (8 - 14 hours). Spider rings are also always a bit hit.
Fake Blood and Vampire Teeth
Take a bite out of Halloween with vampire teeth and fake blood. With all the latest vampire movies and books out right now, kids are sure to love these as treats over candy. Vampire teeth can be found in all sizes as well as in neon colors or glow in the dark.
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