How teal coloured pumpkins are making Halloween safer for kids with allergies

The Teal Pumpkin Project means all kids are included this Halloween.
The Teal Pumpkin Project means all kids are included this Halloween.  Photo: Getty Images

Halloween is a time for kids to dress up and neighbours to ply them with treats.

But not all kids get to take advantage of adults handing out sugar by the handful. Kids with allergies often have to go without at Halloween.

Raising awareness for food allergies, The Teal Pumpkin Project is a not-for-profit and hopes to see all trick-or-treaters included this Halloween.

The project is asking families to paint a pumpkin teal and place it outside to show parents their house has non-edible treats to hand out.

A spokesperson for the initiative told Mashable "glow sticks, bouncy balls, bubbles, spider rings and stickers" are all good lolly replacements.

The Teal Project began last year with 50 states and 7 countries participating, according to the website.

This year they hope to be even bigger, aiming for 100,000 households to take the pledge.

For more information visit the Teal Pumpkin Project and #tealpumpkinproject with images of your pumpkins.