Trick or treating is strictly off the menu, thanks to Covid-19, but there are ways to make sure visually impaired children can still have a great time! Check out our tips and tricks to make this your most accessible Halloween yet!
Swap masks for face paints
We can still all get dressed up, even if we’re not going anywhere! Wearing masks can limit visibility if you’re visually impaired, so why not disguise your child’s face with face paints instead? It’s a great way to get creative and compliment their spooky costume at the same time!
Make your costume tactile
Making a costume at home with your child can be a great way of getting their creativity to shine. Use a paper bag costume to get started and use items like faux fur to create an animal themed costume for example.
The smells and the squelchy texture can make pumpkins so much fun for children. Carving can be tricky so you can try getting your child to stick on felt or paper eyes and mouth. Let your imagination run wild!
Get your child in touch with nature by going outdoors and collecting the fallen leaves from the trees. Your child can help out with collecting the leaves and then when you take them home, you can use them to make a wreath.
If your child has night blindness and you are planning on having fun in the garden at night, consider taking an extra light or lantern with you.
Hide your Halloween treats!
Ok, so no-one is going to come knocking this year, but how about hiding your Halloween treats around the house or in the garden. You could even write clues that your children have to solve to find the next hiding place. Any parents/carers with a braille machine – how about creating some clues in braille?
Happy Halloween from LOOK!