Every now and then I notice a child, that I won’t name, smiling and sifting candy corn through his fingers—Fagin-like. There is something dazzling about the sheer volume of candy.
Each building looks entirely different and each year there is a new technique to try. This year we made stained glass windows with jolly ranchers.
Steven made dormers and a porch and candy cane pillars.
He also made a garage with a motorcycle in the garage.
Josiah proudly announced, "This is the best house I ever did."
A few of the kids like to store some of their favorite wrapped candy inside their building to have a stash after Christmas when the buildings are demolished and tossed. Seamus used the same technique as last year and stored some in a canon on his roof.
During clean-up, we wrap and tie left over candy for the next year. We don’t worry about expiration dates. As far as I know, no one has become ill or lost a tooth on old candy.