How to make a Halloween candy chute. Easy candy chute for when you have no handrail. Quick DIY for under $25.
Halloween is looking a little different this year and the easy thing would be to turn your light off. To ignore those few children who are dressed up as princesses and goblins.
But as a parent, we’ve said no to everything this year. We’ve put plans on hold and canceled things last minute. So even though we won’t be roaming the neighborhood, we want to participate in a safe-ish way.
For those few parents and kids alike that are hoping for a little fun and a little distance with a Halloween candy chute!
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We made this Halloween candy chute decision, last minute, and we would have completed this project in just a few hours! Except it rained…all day… every… day…
So if you think it’s to late, it’s not!
HOW TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN CANDY CHUTE
- 10 foot PVC Pipe (3 Inch opening) (fun fact, it fit in our minivan…just)
- Angled connector
- Spray paint
- Electrical tape
- 1-2×4 (we used one leftover from a project)
- Plywood (leftover)
- Circular saw
SAND AND SPRAY PAINT
Lightly sand the PVC pipe so that the spray paint sticks. Sand the edges of the top opening a well.
Add your connector and spay paint both the outside and inside of the pipe.
ATTACH STAND TO PVC
Pre drill a hole into the PCV pipe and use a Dremel to cut a hole large enough to get a screw into the bottom of the pipe.
Cut your 2×4 to the desired height, keeping enough of an angle on it to allow the candy to easily slide through.
On both stands, saw at a 20 degree angle to attach it to the pipe.
Attach the plywood base.
If the weather had been nicer we would have spray painted the bases before attaching them to the candy chute. But it was just as easy to tape off and spay paint it later.
We added electrical tape for a more Halloween feel and before the big night, we’ll turn the connector facing down so that the candy can drop right into their candy bucket.
So whether you decide to pass out candy with a candy chute, or decide to turn your light off completely. Remember that we’re all just doing our best in 2020. A year that seems to be a lot more trick than treat!
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