Chutes, cannons and other ways to give out Halloween candy
So here's a roundup of some fun ideas that provide a little distance for homeowners wanting to give out candy this year.Posted — Updated
Some people used PVC pipes to create candy chutes down their porch railings. It helped provide some distance between the trick-or-treater and the homeowners, plus it is fun to watch a Snickers bar get sent through a chute into your bag.
With children under 12 still not eligible to be vaccinated, some families are looking for alternative ways to give out candy this year. I have 2 and 9-year-olds. I am not ready to bring the toddler out for trick-or-treat. We have a hard enough time taking a family walk! Trick-or treat would take hours just to get down our street.
I do want to give out candy but don't want to expose my toddler to all of the people coming to our door, so I started looking up alternative ideas for candy distribution.
Here's the ideas I found (listed with easiest to accomplish first and then most elaborate last):
Make candy bags
You can set up a table at the end of your driveway with bags of individually wrapped candy. My mom did this last year and it made things really easy. They could sit back from the table and kids could just pick up a bag with several pieces of candy stuffed inside of it. Quick, easy and only requires you to make the bags ahead of time.
Build your own candy chute
Build a candy cannon
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