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October 07, 2021
Fall is a fantastic time of year for many reasons. It's the only season that ushers in pumpkin patches, flannels, bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course, Halloween.
Whether you're an adult or a child, Halloween is always fun, but it's especially entertaining for children. Kids love to dress up, watch scary movies, and see the fantastical creatures that people use to decorate their homes.
The giant spiders hanging on webs, the owls perched on fireplace mantels, and the dragons and lizards nestled in corners of the house are all kid-friendly Halloween decorations that children love to see. And Khutsala Artisans offers these kinds of products.
In the Kid's Collection, you can find fantastical home decor that spruces up your house for Halloween. However, what's also great about Khutsala Artisans' kid-friendly Halloween decorations is that when you buy something for kids, you also help kids in Africa.
Who your purchase helps
Eswatini is a small country in Southern Africa that's home to amazing people and beautiful safaris. But next to that beauty also lies a handful of challenges that Swazis have to contend with on a daily basis. One of those challenges is the orphan crisis that's currently plaguing the country.
With a population of only 1.1 million people, you wouldn't think a small country would have so many orphans. However, research suggests that there are over 200,000 kids in Eswatini living without one or both parents.
These Swazi children experience hardships that kids should never have to go through, and these obstacles don't just affect small parts of their lives. They affect their entire well-being, even reducing their likelihood of surviving and thriving. For example, here are just three challenges that orphans in Eswatini encounter.
Children can't work, which means they have to depend on their parents or caregivers for everything. But if those people aren't around, it's impossible for them to purchase the things they need. Food, clothes, and shelter become a rarity they can't afford, and this reality is what orphans in Eswatini have to deal with every single day.
What's worse is that many Swazi orphans are babies, meaning they can't talk or ask for food. All they can do is stay in whatever place they were abandoned in. And sometimes, that's by a river, in the trash, or on the side of the road.
In Eswatini, hunger and malnutrition are a regular part of an orphan's life. Heart for Africa, a faith-based humanitarian organization that brings orphaned and vulnerable children into their home and family, has encountered so many Swazi children who are starving and on the brink of death.
Because they haven't eaten, these kids are extremely underweight, fatigued, and battling mineral and vitamin deficiencies. On top of that, hunger and malnutrition lead to slower immune responses, so oftentimes, these children develop diseases and infections that require more time than usual to heal.
Gaining access to education in Eswatini is hard for every Swazi, but it's especially difficult for orphans and vulnerable children. These kids have zero access to education. And while this issue may not sound as devastating as poverty and hunger, it's still a significant problem.
Education is what sets children up for success. It's what leads to job opportunities, an income, and a comfortable lifestyle, so when that element is taken out of the picture, it drastically changes the trajectory of a child's life.
The purpose of your purchase
The problems that orphans in Eswatini face not only determine if they live but also how they live. That's why Khutsala Artisans is committed to helping these kids by giving all of its profits to the children's homes at Heart for Africa.
These homes provide shelter, food, clothes, medical care, and access to quality education. Even more importantly, Heart for Africa offers a family and loving support system that children need.
So when you purchase kid-friendly Halloween decorations at Khutsala Artisans, you're not just buying fun home decor. You're also helping provide for Swazi children in Eswatini. The profits from your purchase go towards these kid's health and well-being and give them an opportunity to live the life that every child deserves.
5 kid-friendly Halloween decorations
If you want to buy something for kids to help kids, you can start by checking out the kid-friendly Halloween decorations that Khutsala Artisans offers. Like all of its products, Khutsala Artisans only provides handmade decor for children.
You can browse all of the pieces in the Kid's Collection. However, if you want to know which items are the best kid-friendly Halloween decorations, here are just five pieces that can work.
For Halloween, kids love to dress up as dinosaurs, so why not decorate your child's room with this fantastical creature as well? The Beaded Dinosaurs are fun and playful items that contain thousands of beads.
Additionally, there are three different dinosaurs that you can choose from for your little one: the T-Rex, Velociraptor, and Brontosaurus. Each one comes in a different color and is the perfect size for a desk, nightstand, or shelf.
Buy the Beaded Dinosaurs HERE.
Just like dinosaurs, dragons are another popular creature that children love to dress up as for Halloween. They're fun, mythical animals that play on kids' imagination, making them great kid-friendly Halloween decorations.
The Beaded Dragons at Khutsala Artisans require three people and an entire workday to make. They contain thousands of beads and come in four different varieties: Piper, Fireball, Dewey, and Gus.
Purchase the Beaded Dragons HERE.
If you want Halloween decorations that also embody Africa, you should check out the African Beaded Owl. This multicolored piece is fun and vibrant, and it comes in two sizes. The large one is 8.5 inches tall, while the small one is 4.5 inches tall.
Of course, the owls look better when you pair them together. When combined, the African Beaded Owls are the perfect spooky decoration for your child's bedroom or your living room.
Buy the African Beaded Owl HERE.
Creepy crawly animals are familiar sights during Halloween, which is why the Beaded Lizard is an excellent decoration for this holiday. Like the other pieces in Khutsala Artisans' Kid's Collection, the Beaded Lizard contains thousands of beads and requires a lot of time to make.
This kid-friendly Halloween decoration is also multicolored and comes in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. You'll also love this decoration because it can easily spruce up your outdoor decor if you don't want to put it in your child's bedroom.
Shop the Beaded Lizard HERE.
If your kid loves Lion King and plans to dress up as Simba or Nala for Halloween, you should compliment that love with the Beaded Lions. With over 4,000 beads, this kid-friendly Halloween decoration is infused with lots of love and hard work. The piece is intricate, detailed, and life-like. Additionally, it comes in small and medium sizes.
Purchase the Beaded Lions HERE.
Be spooky with kid-friendly Halloween decorations
Preparing your house for Halloween is always fun when you have great decorations. At Khutsala Artisans, you can find the home decor you need for this holiday, especially if you have children in your house.
There are multiple kid-friendly Halloween decorations in Khutsala Artisan's Kid's Collection, so you have plenty of options to choose from. But just remember that when you buy from Khutsala Artisans, you're not just purchasing decor for your kids. You're also helping children in Eswatini who rely on your support, generosity, and love.
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