What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy
Halloween last year I was astonished at the amount of candy my kids got, especially when i counted up the total calorie count. It really made me think twice and we ended up taking 5 pounds of candy and selling it to the dentist the week after Halloween. This year we found a healthier alternative to giving away candy for Halloween and it seems like there are lots of people feeling the same way because I keep reading about all kinds of things to do with your left over Halloween candy besides eat it, from donating it to soldiers in Afghanistan to using it to make a gingerbread house. Read on for some of the best ideas of what to do with all that left over Halloween candy.
Donate it: There are lots of charities that will take your extra Halloween candy whether you rather give it to a soldier or children or the hungry. Here's 5 ways to donate your candy from CoolMomPicks.
Reuse it: I love this idea of repurposing Halloween candy to make your holiday gingerbread house from ParentHacks.
Get Crafty With It: If you want to take the repurposing a step further Alphamom has some beautiful ideas for making things like an advent calendar, a harvest tree or a turkey pinata with leftover Halloween candy.
Trade It: Lots of people seem to like the idea of just convincing their kids to trade the candy for a new toy or book, whether you call it the Halloween or Candy Fairy or the Switch Witch as AChildGrowsinBrooklyn does.
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