Most kids collect far more candy than any of them should be eating and parents are torn between allowing kids to continue to munch on sugary sweets for months to come or throwing the treats in the dumpster to protect pediatric teeth.
Here are a few other ideas on how to positively dispose of excess wrapped Halloween candies.
At my old school kids brought their left over, wrapped candy to school. A parent collected the treats and mailed them overseas to individuals serving in our military. Parents said that it was much easier to separate kids from candy when they knew it was going to make a soldier happy!
Check with your local dentists. Many of them have adopted the practice of trading candy for toothbrushes.
Contact your local food banks or homeless shelters. As long as the candy is wrapped, many of them will accept it for distribution at their site.
If your employer is okay with this, consider taking a bowl to work to put in the company lunchroom. Chances are it will disappear all too quickly!
Make cupcakes for your school teachers and staff. Decorate the cupcakes with left over treats.
If you have no one to share your sugary leftovers with and don’t