Support and bring awareness to the Teal Pumpkin Project for Halloween with this teal succulent pumpkin.
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Today we are not only talking about fun crafts-there will be that-but also about a very important project that we should all be aware of for Halloween. It’s called the Teal Pumpkin Project.
What Is The Teal Pumpkin Project?
If you have a child with a food allergy, you know how scary it can be to manage on a daily basis. Halloween is especially tricky, as so many popular Halloween candy contains common allergens.
No child wants to miss out on trick or treating. The good news is they don’t have to! The Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) group implemented the Teal Pumpkin Project in 2014 to raise awareness of food allergies.
According to FARE, one in 13 children has a food allergy.
Families can feel secure taking their kids out for Halloween by looking for homes featuring teal pumpkins! This means those homes also have non-food treats or allergy-free candy for your trick or treaters.
FARE has so many great resources available now that we can all share. One thing I thought was really cool is they actually have a Teal Pumpkin Project Map where you can enter your zip code and see what homes will be handing out allergy-friendly treats.
You can also add your address to the Project Map so your neighbors know you will have treats available. How cool is that?
Learn more about The Teal Pumpkin Project on FARE here.
History Of The Teal Pumpkin Project
While FARE implemented The Teal Pumpkin Project in 2014, the idea to place a teal pumpkin outside for Halloween, was actually started by Mom, Becky, a single mom of two!
It doesn’t surprise me at all that a Mom came up with this genius idea. We are fierce in protecting our kids! You can read all about this amazing supermom here:
Teal Pumpkin Project Non-Food Treat Ideas
There are so many inexpensive alternatives to candy on Halloween. Just stroll the aisles of the Dollar Store and you will find tons of items that kids would love to receive.
Here are ten ideas:
- Coloring Books
- Halloween erasers
- Bouncy balls
- Spider rings
- Vampire fangs
You can still give out candy to kids without allergies, just be sure to keep them separated.
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There is a really cool free printable from Kingston Crafts that you can get here. You can follow the Teal Pumpkin Project on Facebook here.
Now, I did mention there would be fun crafts, so let’s get to this pretty teal succulent pumpkin that I plan to place on my porch for Halloween this year.
How To Make A Teal Succulent Pumpkin
- White Pumpkin – from Michael’s
- DecoArt Peacock Teal Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Faux Succulents
- Hot Glue Gun – this is my favorite and it’s cordless!
- Fall Leaves
Paint the white pumpkin with 2-3 coats of teal paint. It is best to let it dry in between coats.
Start hot gluing the succulents onto the top of the pumpkin. There is really no rhyme or reason to how I attached these. I just started with the two large succulents and then filled in around the pumpkin until I was happy with the placement.
Hot glue fall leaves around the bottom of the succulents. I went with all white, as it not only goes with my home decor, but I like how it looks against the teal.
You can totally go with classic fall colors if you like. Have fun with it and really make it your own!
I love the frosted succulents. These were found at Michael’s after Christmas last year for 80% off! The best time to buy silk flowers and succulents is after the holidays!
You can totally stop here and display your pretty teal pumpkin indoors or on a covered porch. But I felt it was missing a little something, so Chalk Couture to the rescue!
I used bright white chalkology paste to add Welcome to the front of the teal pumpkin and love how it looks! You can check out my Chalk Couture page here.
Here it is on my front porch:
You see that stunning succulent pumpkin pillow? I’m pretty obsessed with it! It is from the Decocrated fall box. I will be sharing all the goodies from the fall box next week! Be sure to come back as they are amazing!
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For even more Pumpkin Teal Project ideas check out what my creative blogging friends are sharing here:
Lunch Bag Teal Pumpkin from Just That Perfect Piece
Teal Pumpkins from Kippi at Home
Dollar Store Teal Pumpkin Project from Olivia Ohern
DIY Painted Teal Pumpkin from Mama Dares To DIY
I’ve been having fun painting pumpkins lately. You may want to check out these pumpkin projects:
Decoupage Dollar Store Pumpkins
Faux Concrete Dollar Store Pumpkins
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My grandson has a major allergy to eggs, so this post has special meaning for me! Thanks for sharing, and i just may have to do one for my daughter's home! ;-)