Find out how to create candy chutes and distanced trick-or-treating delivery devices!
Like most events this year, Halloween in 2020 is going to be a little different from years gone by. COVID 19 has forced us to cancel, reschedule, or adapt almost all of our much loved annual events. Indoor dining has once again been restricted, markets like Christkindlmarket have been canceled or taken digital, and concerts have turned into drive-in experiences, have been called off altogether or have found weird and wonderful ways to adapt with personal bubbles and other covid-safe solutions.
Well if concerts can persevere then so too can Halloween and people sure aren’t letting coronavirus get in the way of them and the spookiest weekend of the year. If there is one thing that defines Halloween it’s costumed kids going door to door expecting their buckets to fill up with candy and we can’t let the pandemic get in the way of that, can we?
It’s in the build-up to Halloween when people reveal their true creative prowess, and this year we certainly aren’t being let down. In addition to the usual creepy costumes and ominous decorations, inventive candy delivery systems are sweeping the internet as people share how they plan to get candy to kids and keep the much-loved Halloween tradition alive while practicing safe physical distancing. 6ft tubes, tongs, and foot-triggered doorbells are just a few ingenious ideas to beat coronavirus this Halloween! Here we’ve rounded up a few of the best creations out there to amaze and inspire you:
1. A Basic Pipe Chute
A simple chute from a porch is easily done with a basic plastic PVC pipe bought from a local hardware store or a tube from a recent Amazon order!
2. An Extended Chute From A First Floor Window
No porch? No problem. It just takes a little more planning. Nobody is questioning the social distancing there, Mike!
3. A Vertical Chute
Having a flat is no excuse either, folks. Just smile, wave, and drop.
4. A Decorated Candy Chute
For those who do have a porch or a ground floor door, embrace the Halloween spirit and make your chute is extra spooky by building your decorations around it!
5. A Candy Cannon
No Luke, it’s “chute” not “shoot”!
6. A Sweet Slingshot
Ok firing candy into a pillow works but just be careful where you’re aiming…
7. A Zip-Wire System
A pully system is more easily done than you think. Take that Corona!
8. A Drone Drop Off
Many are making the most of new-age technology!
9. A Candy-Giving Robot
Talking of new-age technology, some people are going the extra mile. This takes remote control delivery to a whole new level!
10. A Candy-Giving Giant Foam Hand… Thing?
Now we really have seen everything. Some people look like they’ve been doing this for years.