THE threat of a second wave of coronavirus has the tail end of the 2020 hanging in the balance, including Halloween.
But one fiendish family has come up with a crafty way for kids to trick-or-treat while remaining socially distanced.
Jaimie and Jay, from Austin, Texas, run the YouTube channel Wicked Makers, and were keen to make sure the spooky holiday wasn’t cancelled this year.
The couple designed a candy slide that was two metres long, meaning they can deliver sweets to visiting children without coming into contact with them.
They used a long PVC pipe for the tube slide and several smaller pipes as a stand, decorating the construction with a spooky skeleton as a finishing touch.
Discussing their invention the couple said: “In the time of COVID-19, everyone is worried how much Halloween will be affected.
“A lot of towns and even some states are recommending people don’t go trick or treating or at best, stay socially distanced from other people when they do.
“That’s why we came up with a simple DIY Halloween prop that’ll help let you enjoy the night from a safe 6 feet away.”
Describing how it works they added: “This ‘candy slide’ is a simple DIY Halloween prop that only uses some basic PVC pipes.
“One person stands at one end of the prop and slides candy down to trick or treaters waiting at the bottom end.
“It’s a simple Halloween prop but it’s also a blank canvas that can be decorated however you like!”
The couple are hardcore Halloween fans and dedicate much of their YouTube channel to creating paranormal props.
They add: “Building DIY Halloween Props is our favorite thing to do all year so we weren’t going to let a pandemic slow us down but we’re also not ignoring that there’s a need right now to slow the spread of the virus.
“Between Halloween masks and adequate social distancing, we hope this helps you stay safe this Halloween!”
You can find full instructions on how to build the candy slide here.
In other Halloween news, Lush has released its Halloween range for 2020 – including glow-in-the-dark soap.
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