DIY with what you already have at home (e.g., boxes, bed sheets, etc.) or can find outside (e.g., fallen leaves, twigs and branches). Store these to reuse year after year!
Use locally made beeswax or soy candles to light carved pumpkins. Conventional candles are made from paraffin wax, which comes from petroleum, coal or oil shale and can be toxic.
Pumpkins are edible! Choose an organic and/or local pumpkin if possible (U-pick can be a good idea). Scoop out the seeds and roast them in the oven. Pumpkin flesh can also be eaten, but only eat the parts recovered from carving while the pumpkin is still fresh. Make cakes, pies, muffins, soups — even a pumpkin-spiced latte! Get more scrappy cooking tips!
After Halloween, compost your vegetable art.