You will likely notice more teal pumpkins at the front doorstep of houses this year.
The Teal Pumpkin Project® has become a worldwide movement! The program was launched as a campaign in 2014 and has been steadily growing since.
The goal is to create a safer and all-inclusive Halloween for children who have food allergies.
Whenever you see a teal pumpkin in front of a house, this means that the owner is offering an alternative option to edible treats (e.g. small Halloween toys, stickers, pencils, glow sticks, etc.).
To take part in this movement, simply place a teal pumpkin outside your doorstep.
You can purchase a teal pumpkin or just paint one yourself.
Roll up your sleeves… let’s get creative!
We made a melted crayon pumpkin design. You can make one too.
♦ Teal color paint & paint brush, or teal color spray paint
♦ Wax crayon pieces
♦ Hair dryer
♦ Paint the pumpkin and let dry for 10 min. You can accelerate this process by drying the pumpkin with the hair dryer, on low heat.
♦ Glue the wax crayons on top of the pumpkin, around the stem.
♦ Let dry for 10 minutes.
♦ Position the hair dryer about 1 inch above the pumpkin and melt the crayons using high heat. The wax will start to drip down the side of the pumpkin.
If you don’t have time to make a teal pumpkin, you can place a promotional sign on your door. Free printouts are available through the Teal Pumpkin Project® website. Here’s an example:
And, if you do choose to participate you can even place your home address or home town on their website’s interactive map.