This Halloween was our first with two enthusiastic trick-or-treaters. Delaney got the hang of trick-or-treating pretty darn quickly. What chocolate loving two-year-old doesn’t fall in love with having people fill up her cute bag with candy. And lots of candy at that. We have a gigantic bowl of candy.
Since Madeline and Delaney are both very focused on candy- and unfortunately I’m very focused on candy even though in my best intentions I can stay strong and ignore the candy in my pantry- I’ve been hatching plans to try to use up our candy in ways that does not involve eating it. And thus the H is for Halloween candy is born.
All we needed was a handful or two if Halloween candy, glue, construction paper, and a marker. Easy peasy.
Delaney enjoyed gluing candy. More than I imagined a two-year-old who would seem to not take kindly to her mother telling her she can’t eat the candy set out in pumpkin shaped bowls on the counter. She carefully placed each piece just where she wanted it. She talked and talked about her letter H and then later on when her dad and sister came home she told them all about how she had made a Halloween H. She’s pretty great. This scheme to try to use up candy just might work out after all. Maybe we should make a T is for Tootsie Rolls followed by a rousing game of trash can Halloween candy basketball.
For now I’m happy with my Halloween candy covered H hanging on my kitchen wall.