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Compost Bin for Costume

ECOWEEN: Compostable Child

Between the fluorescent lightbulb, the blue recycle bin and the tree lover, lilsugar tots are pushing the Eco agenda. To round out the go green costumes, we're putting the lil one in a compost bin!

Many school cafeterias now require children to throw their used napkins and leftover food in the big green bins as the waste can be better used to save our environment. A simple costume to assemble, your tot won't mind spreading the word about the benefits of composting as she trick-or-treats.

To see how to make this costume,


Supplies you will need:

  • Cardboard box
  • Box cutter or scissors
  • Green paint
  • White tape
  • Hot glue gun and regular glue
  • Oreos
  • Gummy worms
  • Branches or fake flowers

To get started:

  • Cut the bottom of your box out and three of the four top flaps.
  • Slice out some spacious armholes for the trick-or-treater.
  • Paint the box green and allow it to dry.
  • Use the white tape to spell out "Compost."
  • Crush some Oreos and use the regular glue to dust some of the crumbs to the edge of the box to signify dirt.
  • Hot glue some gummy worms around the box as worms thrive on compostable trash.
  • Hot glue some branches and leaves around the edge of the box.
  • Place your tot in the box and let her roll!

To read all of our ECOWEEN coverage, click here.

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