Candy Alternatives for this Halloween Halloween is upon us and here\u2019s how to NOT be the house kids avoid flaunting their costumes to because you don\u2019t dole out the treats. So whether it be a dietary restriction, allergy, or a personal preference you choose not to give out candy on Halloween, but you don\u2019t want to build a reputation as \u201cTHAT house.\u201d To avoid earning that title, avoid handing out chips, pretzels, or apple slices. These have all been overdone and are not well received by trick-or-treaters. Here are some of our favorite alternatives. Homemade Slime Kids are obsessing over slime with it\u2019s slick texture and fun sound effects. It is super fun and easy to make too! Maybe even get your kids involved! To make slime here\u2019s the recipe: 1 teaspoon borax powder 1 1\/2 C water, divided 4 oz (1\/2 C) Elmer's glue, clear or white food coloring Sequins or other little additions for extra pizazz, get creative! (optional) \tAdd borax powder to 1 cup of water and stir until it dissolves. Set aside. Pour glue into a medium mixing bowl and add 1\/2 C water. Add a few drops of food coloring until desired color is reached and then stir to mix glue solution until smooth. \tPour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and watch the solids start to form. Stir for a few moments and then use your hands to marry it together. The mixture will be very soft and wet. \tIf you choose, mix the sequins or whatever you chose, in the step three. \tKeep kneading until it firms up and feels dry. Discard excess liquid in bowl. The more you knead and play with the slime the firmer it will become. \tPortion off your slime for your anticipated number of visitors and keep it sealed in airtight sandwich bags. Play-Doh In a time crunch and can\u2019t make slime? Mini Play-Doh is a super fun alternative and can be found at craft stores anywhere! Mini Toys Fun mini toys can be found at Dollar Stores and pharmacies and last longer than candy in a child\u2019s hand! Think slinkies and mini wind up toys. Temporary Tattoos These are very cheap to buy in large quantities and available for every holiday at most party goods stores. Bubbles Bubbles are always a fun activity that can be found at party stores, dollar stores, and plenty of other places. Glow Sticks Glow sticks are fun, cheap, useful and add to the spooky mood of Halloween. These luminescent treats are great because they much needed light when navigating the neighborhood at night!