Halloween at a distance: Man creates candy chute for trick-or-treat, see other designs to start on now

An Ohio man is making sure kids in his neighborhood can get their allotment of Halloween candy but still be a safe distance away because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Enter a Halloween candy chute.

All Andrew Beattie needed was a long shipping tube, spray paint and of course, the handyman’s helper, duct tape, WTOL reported.

He also had some help from his daughter, WXIX reported.

Beattie posted his monstrous creation to social media where it’s giving inspiration to other Halloween aficionados who are going to put their spin on the safe candy distribution system.

Our 6' candy chute is ready to be attached to the handrail! Come on, Halloween!!! 🎃👻🧙 Edit #1: a quick update, since...

Posted by Andrew Beattie on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Beattie’s invention isn’t the only one out there to allow kids to safely take part in trick-or-treat.

Nerdbot shared a design that had a little more scare behind it, complete with a couple of skeletons and mummy wrappings.

Prop makers from Wicked Makers used a similar tube delivery system but it’s the decorations that tie it all together.

Jamie and Jay shared the design on YouTube.

On Instructables, there’s a candy delivery monster that goes a step further with a conveyor belt that dumps the candy in the bag.

Pinterest also has options.