With so many canceled and postponed events because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, kids everywhere have one important question for the adults in their lives: “Is there going to be trick-or-treating on Halloween this year?”
For Michelle and Martin Bruckner, the answer to that question is a resounding yes!
As a professional illustrator, Martin is a highly creative individual. He’s made a career out of drawing pictures of the funny things their daughter has done as she’s grown up. He even runs a popular Etsy shop to sell his original pieces.
And he’s not the only creative person in their household! As Halloween approached and their daughter began asking about trick-or-treating, Michelle became determined to find a way to hand out candy while maintaining that all-important social distance during COVID-19.
As a big fan of Tim Burton, she came up with a brilliant “Beetlejuice” candy chute!
“It’s going to take nothing short of the apocalypse to make me cancel Halloween, but I don’t want to touch any grubby hands either,” Michelle explained. “Meet my new candy delivery system straight outta “Beetlejuice” (The Sandworm)!”
The chute allows a family member to stay safely on their porch while dropping pre-wrapped treats into the sandworm, which then fall into the creature’s mouth.
“A secret compartment in his neck allows the candy to slide down, drop out of the mouth, and into your bucket or bag — a trick and a treat!” the proud mom said.
Even better, she was kind enough to share her process for making the candy delivery system with the world.
You’ll be happy to hear it uses only widely-available materials like downspout drains, foam, and electrical tape. Oh, and plenty of glue and glitter!
Something tells us the Bruckner’s home will be the most popular spot on the block! What a fun solution to a problem we’re all pondering this year.
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