Despite reports that only 12 percent of families intend to trick-or-treat this year, and the fact that in the past, only five or six kids ever come to my door, I've been committed to making Halloween happen for anyone who decides to dress up. With a toddler at home, a candy slide seemed like a hassle, and I wanted to signal to kids everywhere that this house had candy and was down to give it out by the bag-full (largely to save me from myself, because I can't stay away from the Midnight Milky Ways). That's when it hit me: Why not try a candy clothesline? The candy can be portioned out in bags and spaced out, so little Elsas and Blippis can unclip a bag and go, all while social distancing.
It's a low-effort, no-real-DIY-skills-necessary project you can tackle in less than an hour, and it's a heck of a lot easier to source the supplies last-minute than orange Easter eggs or PVC pipe (for your All Hallows Eve egg hunts and candy chutes) right now.