As Halloween quickly approaches, many people have already started getting creative in order to preserve beloved traditions while still maintaining good habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Namely, we’re working on finding ways to keep up the most sacred of all of them: trick-or-treating. Luckily, there are some true geniuses out there…like the person who created a candy chute you can easily replicate this Halloween.
Ohio dad Andrew Beattie posted a photo of this six-foot-long orange and black candy chute that he attached to his handrail. The idea is that you’ll put candy at the top, it’ll go through the chute, and kids can open up their bags to collect the candy from a safe distance as it comes out the bottom of the tube. Andrew clarified that he also plans on wearing a mask and replacing gloves often just to be extra safe.
It’s made from a 6′ x 4″ cardboard shipping tube that he decorated in the spooky Halloween colors and he plans to put a sign at the bottom so everyone is clued in to how it works. Although we love the super intricate (and very creepy!) candy slide we posted about a few weeks back, this is a great option for those who want to keep things a little more simple…but don’t get me wrong: still extremely cool and smart and good!!! And it seems like commenters agree.
“I think this is awesome! Have fun with it….I may copy your idea!” one person wrote on the post. “Really love this idea.. I might have to go out and get some stuff to do the same. It doesn’t just keep the kids safe it also keeps u safe,” another said.
If you’re looking for more tips on how to stay safe this Halloween, you can check out our posts here and here and get excited for a safe and happy Halloween, no matter what that looks like this year!!