Green Halloween
"You were once a yellow pumpkin 
sitting on a sturdy vine,
Now you are a Jack-o'-lantern,
let your little light shine."

Here at Sarah's Silks we love celebrating festivals! Halloween is a fun one that can be spent doing activities all month that are out in nature and nurturing for young children.

Wonderful ideas for a green, earth-friendly Halloween include pumpkin patch visits, followed by pumpkin carving and baking and eating pumpkin treats. Long walks gathering fall leaves and acorns. Baking bread, making candles, sitting by the fire, and of course, dressing up!

Playsilks are one of the best, most creative tools for making your own costume. We've seen children use them to become ghosts, witches, genies, flying machines, almost anything you can imagine can be created (with a bit of added magic) with a special colored Playsilk. 

Adding Face Paint makes even more characters possible - think tiger stripes on cheeks paired with a tiger Playsilk. 

Trick-or-treat baskets are another great earth-friendly way to stay away from plastics. Baskets are beautiful and will be used over and over in many ways.
Share your Green Halloween celebration and costume ideas below to win a $100 Gift Card, three winners will be randomly chosen on November 1st. 

Ashley is the winner! 
Thanks everyone for your lovely entries 🎃

Here’s her share: Oct 7 at 4:52 am
My son wants to be a tree frog. I got him green pajamas and red gloves. I also got him a green hat and glued 2 1/2 foam balls on top that I painted into eyes. He uses his small basket for his treats.
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My adult sister is using Sarah’s unicorn play silk costume to dress up with her kids (also a big hit with them)! I also recently gifted my nieces the dollhouse playsilk and just had the thought that it could be used as a dollhouse / doll costume!

Kayleigh King

We are making all our Halloween decorations from recycled and natural materials: bats from brown bags, ghosts from saved tissue paper, witches and gnomes from whittled sticks and brooms from twigs and greenery. Crafting and decorating is a fun way to shift the focus away from the buying and candy.
My Kindergartner learned to finger knit this year, so she has been working away on her Rapunzel hair for months. We are planning to wear a silk rainbow crown to keep all this hair in place for her costume !


Every year we celebrate the season with long walks to appreciate all the changes the season brings.
We are currently learning how to over winter our worm compost bins so we will have lots of good stuff for next year’s garden.
Our costumes are always made, borrowed, or thrifted so that we can reduce our footprint and costs. With 4 kids in costumes lots of pieces are repurposed from one year to the next!

Marnie Becker-Baratta

My son is going to be a colorful rainbow ghost this year, using several playsilks tied all around him.

Nicolia Jiraff

We used playsilks to create bird wings and my 4 year old daughter painted her own face as her own interpretation of a birds face and beak.


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