From Green Right Now Reports

(Photo: Green Halloween)

Looking for some Halloween fun that’s more exciting than bobbing for apples but doesn’t involve the mindless destruction and waste of TP’ing the neighbors oak trees?

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Green Halloween®, a program of Green America, have teamed up for Halloween events at 50 participating zoo and aquarium locations.

These events will be green-friendly, with displays showing kids how to reduce, reuse and recycle, and how to create animal-themed crafts. The events also will feature healthier treats and green costume contests.

Milk jugs work as a great base for creative masks. (Be sure to cut out air holes for noses and mouths!) (Photo: How Stuff Works)

You can find a list of participating zoos and aquariums at Green Halloween.org.

Zoo or no zoo, Green Halloween can get you started on dozens of craft ideas that employ recycled or low cost items, to make mission-critical decor.

Eco-friendly masks made from milk or water jugs have become a rage among crafters, whose ideas seem almost endless.

Another idea, whose value is really all in the execution: Make a black spider from used bike inner tubes.

See Green Halloween’s parent’s starter kit of activities for more ideas.