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So what do teal pumpkins have to do with Halloween? By displaying a teal pumpkin on Halloween you are telling families with food allergies that you have non-food treats which will allow their children to enjoy some treats they can collect trick-or-treating. This initiative doesn't just benefit children with nut, dairy or other allergies, but children who cannot eat candy for other health reason, too.
Today I am going to paint a craft pumpkin teal that I can use year after year to indicate that we will have some non-edible treats available so every kid can Trick-or-Treat at our house safely. We purchased some mini bubbles to hand out alongside candy. I know that Lucky would be just as excited to get some bubbles as he would a piece of chocolate! Unlike the candy we purchased, any leftover bubbles can still be used next year.
|Craft pumpkin with Ocean Breeze acrylic paint|
When painting your pumpkin, take care to have a firm grip on it lest you let go and have a wet pumpkin roll all over your carpet. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything. #nopicturesoitneverhappened