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Halloween is upon us again and while we want kids to have a ghoul time, it’s critical to keep the fun quotient high and the risk factors low. Here are the most eerie-sistable items for a socially distanced Halloween, with some picks that are safer and cheaper than candy!
Keeping kids safe from street traffic and within their pandemic pod is a priority; that’s why we love "trunk or treat" gatherings. It’s easier than you think to costume your car up for the occasion. We love this kit that’s equal parts creepy and cute.
Shop it: National Tree Company 4-Piece Decor Kit, $30 (was $37), amazon.com
Here’s the most festive way we found to adhere to the CDC’s six-foot social distancing recommendation — these extended-handle trick-or-treat bags with monster claws! Get your paws on that peanut butter cup safely with these chunky, spooky fingers that keep you and neighbors at a safe distance.
Shop it: 3 Otters Halloween Trick or Treat Bag, $13, amazon.com
Here's a tip for keeping things safe and fun when you're on the "treat" side of the equation: Save some major bucks this year by handing out fun bulk items instead of just candy!
I’m always ready to crack a glow stick! These party sticks, which have over 11,000, um, glowing reviews, snap and shine in six different colors for 10–14 hours and include connectors to make necklaces, bracelets, toys and more. At seven cents a pop, they're super affordable — the best part is you can toss more than a few into each trick or treat bag and seriously make every kid’s night, no matter their age.
Shop it: PartySticks Glow Sticks, 400 Pack, $26, amazon.com
Glitter slime couldn’t be a bigger trend, and it’s a cavity-free treat for kids. This 48-pack, which comes in all colors of the rainbow, is under $20 and the squishy, oozy texture is a hit even for older kids. The tiny containers give you just enough putty magic without becoming a nuisance — other parents will definitely be tossing you an elbow bump of approval.
Shop it: Kicko Mini Putty with Glitter, 48 Pack, $17 (was $20), amazon.com
Keep little fingers occupied once the sugar rush kicks in with this fidget spinner and bubble-pop hybrid that combines two addicting sensory experiences in one! These toys have over 1,500 five-star ratings and come in several cool tie-dye patterns. I’m hooked!
Shop it: Pop Fidget Spinner Toys, 4 Pack, $13 with on-page coupon (was $21), amazon.com
These flashing rings are sure to be a hit, too. Not only will they help keep kids safe as the sun sets, but the gummy texture and bright lights offer a fun sensory experience. And it looks like thousands of other reviewers also agree with me on this one! Now, that’s a treat.
Shop it: Flashing LED Jelly Rings, 18 Pack, $11, amazon.com
What are you adding to your Halloween shopping list this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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