Food-Free Fun: Food Allergy-Aware Halloween Loot Guide

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Published: October 7, 2020

It’s Teal Pumpkin Time! Festivities may be scaled back for Halloween 2020, but kids can still have a ghoulishly great time. To remind everyone of food allergy inclusion, many of us are setting out a pumpkin painted teal at the front door. As part of the annual Teal Pumpkin Project, the teal color is a visual reminder to share allergy-safe, food-free treats – in honor of food allergy safety. 

But what to give out that’s not candy? Read on for Allergic Living’s Loot Guide – a collection of the best food-free treats to have on hand. Here’s wishing your goblins and witches a magical Halloween. 

The 2020 List

Allergy Superheroes' Allergy Slap Bracelets

Allergy Superheroes’ Allergy Slap Bracelets

Before the sun sets, arm kids with Teal Pumpkin Glow-in-the-Dark Food Allergy Slap Bracelets from Allergy Superheroes. A perfect accessory for any costume, these cool, teal-colored trinkets help advertise food allergies to others. Thanks to their subtle glow, kids will also be happy to wear them as they scamper about in the dim light of the moon. 

Shop online at Shop.allergysuperheroes.com (U.S. & Canada).

Chameleon Kidz Blendy Pens

Chameleon Kidz Blendy Pens

Settle jittery Halloween energy with markers that are sure to entertain kids for hours. More fun than their regular set, kids can blend these markers together to create myriad new colors and shades. The jumbo pack also includes posters, stencils and an airbrush best reserved for individual use.  

Shop online at Michaels.com and Amazon.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Amazon.ca and Canada.Michaels.com
Retailers include: Michaels, Walmart and Wegmans (U.S.). In Canada, Michaels.

Crayola Signature Metallic Outline Markers

Crayola Signature Metallic Outline Markers

Break out these shimmery paint markers this Halloween and marvel at what the kids create. With each stroke, two colors appear at once, with a gleaming silver streak outlined by one of six colors. These will give any Halloween card, craft or drawing the wow factor that kids crave.

Shop online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Amazon.ca and Well.ca.
Retailers include: Target and Walmart (U.S.)

Halloween Glow Skeleton Gloves

Halloween Glow Skeleton Gloves

Get everyone’s heart racing with a glow-in-the-dark family dance party. Crank the Halloween tunes, surprise the kids with some glow sticks and these skeleton gloves from The Children’s Place. Then dance the night away!

Shop online at Childrensplace.com, and retail at The Children’s Place (U.S. & Canada).

Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit

Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit

Drive out demons by setting idle hands to work with this impressive rock painting kit from Faber Castell Creativity for Kids. It comes complete with river rocks, waterproof paint, brushes, stickers and transfers. Challenge kids to paint the spookiest, creepiest most frightful creations they can as you watch the clock tick down to the witching hour. 

Shop online at Fabercastell.com and Michaels.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Canada.michaels.com and Well.ca.
Retailers include: Target and Walmart (U.S). In Canada, Mastermind Toys and Michaels. 

FARE's Teal Signs and Flyers

FARE’s Teal Signs and Flyers

Mix some teal into your celebration for the perfect Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween! Thanks to the nonprofit FARE, you’ll find plenty of free, downloadable signs and flyers to hang up around your haunt. Support this annual initiative, and let friends and family know that you’re taking part in an inclusive, safe Halloween with non-food treats available.    

Find online at Foodallergy.org (U.S. & Canada).

Halloween Craft Kits

Halloween Craft Kits

Don’t be alarmed by the eerie quiet that falls over the house when you surprise your crew with a Kid Made Modern Craft Kit. Opt for the traditional Halloween kit, or choose from a variety of themes, from cosmic to enchanting. Each one includes more than 250 glittery, colorful stickers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and more to let kids create whatever their imaginations conjure.  

Shop online at Kidmademodern.com and Target.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Indigo.ca and Staples.ca.
Retailers include: Target (U.S.). In Canada, Indigo and Mastermind Toys.

Kiss Freely Lip Balm

Kiss Freely Lip Balm

Protect lips from chilly fall air with Kiss Freely’s conditioning, Top 8-free lip balms. Available in a host of scents, including lime, orange, peppermint and vanilla, all balms come three to a pack and are made on dedicated equipment to avoid cross-contamination. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens, corn, coconut, sesame and gluten
Shop online at Kissfreely.com (U.S. & Canada).

Kiss Freely Face Paint

Kiss Freely Face Paint

Get kids involved in creating their perfect look with all-natural, allergy-friendly face paint from Kiss Freely. With six colors per pack, every lovable lion, creepy vampire and monstrous zombie will be ready to impress. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens, corn, coconut, sesame and gluten
Shop online at Kissfreely.com (U.S. & Canada).

ooly Monster Collection

ooly Monster Collection

More sweet than scary, ooly’s monster-themed school supplies make cute party favors or small surprises for your friendly fiends. Monster Gel Pens, erasers and more are guaranteed to add some fright to any staid pencil case. 

Shop online at Ooly.com and Amazon.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Amazon.ca and Kolkid.ca.

Black Cat Pumpkin Decorating Kit

Black Cat Pumpkin Decorating Kit

You provide the little pumpkins and paint and this black cat kit from Oriental Trading has the rest! With self-adhesive foam stickers, your happy haunters will have a crowd of cats ready to show off on Zoom or the front porch, in no time. 

Shop online at Orientaltrading.com (U.S. & Canada).

Mrs. Grossman’s Stickers

Mrs. Grossman’s Stickers

Hand out Mrs. Grossman’s stickers like candy, knowing that the worst that might happen is finding stickers adorning the living room walls. With eye-popping colors and fun Halloween designs, these stickers will make kids cheer.

Shop online at Mrsgrossmans.com (U.S. & Canada).

Related Reading:
Allergic Living’s Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats and Candy List
Great Halloween Activities During COVID-19
Allergic Living’s Halloween Crafts & Costumes Guide
Meet the Mom Who Started the Teal Pumpkin Project
Ultimate Harry Potter-Themed Halloween Party