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Of course, a pandemic cannot prevent children from wanting to trick or treating this year, because, well, they are children.

A family in Washington, D.C., found a really cool way to distribute sweets in a socially detached way and raise money for a good cause.

They are making candy kicks, a concept that has been widely shared online as a magic potion that can save trick or treating.


A candy kick is an innovative way to distribute candy while maintaining a social distance of almost two meters

The idea of ​​making and selling a ramp that slides Halloween treats to trick or treat at a distance was born on a recent morning at Kurzendoerfer’s busy house.

Harry, 8, is the oldest of the three boys. He helped design a prototype for the family’s candy ramp that is embellished for the scary season.

“I decided to sell them, exactly how much price they should cost – which is exactly $ 25 and zero cents – and how to decorate it,” said Harry.

Harry’s father, Kevin, imagined that the candy slide he saw online could easily be duplicated with a PVC pipe from the hardware store and appropriate skull and bone decorations.


A D.C. family shows off their Halloween candy kick

There are almost 2.5 meters of fun in the delivery of socially distant sweets. Anticipation increases when you hear Snickers rattle down the barrel and land with a satisfying thunk over their Kit Kats, Skittles and Milk Duds.

In addition, it gave the family a chance to emphasize a finance lesson for the children.

“We try to teach them that money is a very powerful thing, but we try to keep it simple. There are three things you can do with it: you can spend it, save it and share it, ”said father Kevin.

The family decided to sell the slides for $ 25 and donate half the proceeds to a local charity that provides Thanksgiving meals to those who would otherwise not be able to eat that day.

If you’re interested in getting your own candy kick, News4’s Jackie Bensen can help connect you with the Kurzendoerfer family.

Cincinnati’s father, Andrew Beattie, couldn’t bear to miss Halloween this year, so he created a “candy chute” for safe antics or antics during the pandemic, using a 1.8 m long chute made of household materials.



Paula Fonseca