Man creates 'candy cannon' for socially distant trick-or-treating

October 2, 2020

One man is getting creative with how he plans on enabling children to safely trick-or-treat amid the coronavirus pandemic...but is it for real?

The man, Luke Keyes, can be seen charging up a handheld cannon, which he loads up with candy. He then puts on goggles for safety, and launches the candy into the air. The candy is then caught by a child who is standing at a distance.

While the candy cannon is likely just being used for entertainment purposes to create fun videos, some people really are coming up with creative ways to allow children to safely go door-to-door this Halloween.

Andrew Beattie took to Facebook with his own creation, showing off a candy chute which is adhered to his front porch's railing with string lights. He posted a video, showing his wife and daughter taking the chute for a test spin.

All you have to do is make sure the chute is installed on an angle, place candy through the top of the chute, and it will slide down into the bags of patient kids waiting for their treats.

He wrote in the Facebook post, "There will be a sign at the bottom of the tube showing them where to hold their bags and buckets so the candy can drop right in."

He added, "I, personally, will be wearing a mask and changing gloves frequently, and the candy will be from a factory-sealed bag that I'll open outside by the candy chute."

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