Half-Term Halloween Fun

With half-term here and Halloween on its way, I thought I'd share some ideas for recipes, crafts and fun to help you and your family have an environmentally happy Halloween. So jump on your broom stick and and lets gets crafty!

Do the Zero Pumpkin Hunt

I love seeing kids visit the shop and learn a bit more about the food we eat and see that we can live a more sustainable life. It's also fun watching them marvel at the peanut butter machine but I realise that shopping isn't always fun so this week I have set up a fang-tastic pumpkin hunt around the shop - find the six pouting pumpkins and get a little crafty treat!

Running Monday 26th October - Sunday 1st November. 

Make your own Marshmallow Puffs

These are a real tasty treat or treat treat! They are super easy to make so perfect for doing with the kids. You only need four ingredients - marshmallows, peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter - I bet your mouth's watering at the thought of them!  Click here for the recipe.


Make a Pumpkin Lantern

Although Halloween originates from America, it has become quite a tradition over here. If, like me, you're not a fan of using traditional candles due to the paraffin used in them, why not try using a wooden wick (which crackles as it burns!) set in a beeswax base? It's easy to do but has less impact on the planet :-). Dust off your cauldron and click here for the method!

Crochet a Pumpkin

How lovely are these crocheted pumpkins?! Dee (who works in the shop) and my crafty Auntie Gina have been making them and I love them! They use cinnamon sticks for stalks and make a great Autumnal display. If you're feeling crafty then click here to see how to make them. 


Make Pumpkin Dahl Soup

Enjoy a comforting, fragrant bowl of seasonal soup on an Autumn day. This one, recommended by local Nutritionist Annie Gill, is gently spiced with some health-boosting turmeric. Topped with delicious caramelised onions, the red lentils provide protein, fibre and essential nutrients – all of which are beneficial for our digestive health. Click here for the recipe.

Make a Ghostly Tea Light

These too-cute-to-spook tea lights are great. They are easy to make and super effective. I can see myself making a whole family of them!

Click here for the method.

 

Join in the Heathfield Pumpkin Trail

Dust off you spooktacular fancy dress outfits and join the Heathfield Pumpkin Trail taking place on Saturday 31st October between 9am and 4pm! Find all the pumpkins around the town and then visit the Co-op to claim a prize! Keep an eye on the Think.Heathfield Facbeook page for more details.