Halloween is here. It’s another year of costumes, pumpkin carving and trick or treating. But how accessible is Halloween?

Trick or treating in the dark can be tricky if you have night blindness, and wearing masks can limit visibility, 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

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.

Pumpkin carving

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!

Wreath Making 

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.

Extra lighting when trick or treating

If your child has night blindness, consider taking an extra light or lantern when you go out trick or treating.

Pick your Halloween treats with your child

It’s always a good idea to have the cupboards well stocked for when the trick or treaters come knocking.  Go to the shops with your child and get them fully involved in picking the snacks and sweets. Then when you get home, show them where all the different items are, so that they can be in charge of handing out the goodies!

Happy Halloween from LOOK!