This is an extremely low-tech way to conceal how much candy you've already collected on your rounds and encourage pity and greater generosity from candy-givers.
Step 1: Supplies
- two candy pails -- I used two pumpkin pails from the drug store
- cutting tool -- I used and x-acto knife, but wish I'd had a carpet knife
- tape measure
- marking tool
Step 2: Make the slot
Measure up from the bottom and mark a straight line across the back half of the pail.
Cut across this line
Step 3: Make the false bottom
Make sure it's long enough to cover the bottom and stick out a little in the back to act as a grip.
It's great to use the pumpkin pails because the height of the pail gives you exactly enough coverage and sticks out the back perfectly.
Step 4: Assemble
Since I used the molded pumpkins, the false bottom acted as a roll-top device, which turned out to be pretty slick. The candy slides off the top of the curve and practically hides itself!
Step 5: Hide that stash!
Replace false bottom and hit the next house!
"What? You've got no candy? You poor dear! Here, take some more..."
Try not to look too smug.