BARRINGTON, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Hingorany family wanted to find a fun way to pass out candy this Halloween while still social distancing amid the pandemic, so they've created a huge homemade candy catapult.
"It's about 12 feet tall, bright orange, and it's made out of scrap wood that we had from other projects we've done around the house," Lindsey Hingorany told WBZ NewsRadio. "My younger son Weston decorated it with oversized spiders, and it is using old Barrington bricks as the counterweight."
The arm of the catapult has a serving dish attached to it, which is able to hurl candy from in front of the house to the edge of the driveway, where potential trick-or-treaters will try and catch it this weekend.
Hingorany said her kids have been practicing using the catapult, trying to figure out which candy flies the furthest. So far, Twix is the winner, with Starburst coming in a close second.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe reports:
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