Extreme Candy Consumption Solution Now Made Easy for Families Across the Nation
Candy or Toys? Which one would your child pick? The Switch Witch is here to help! We have our Switch Witch- Kandy Korn, ready to watch over both the boys in the house- the big one and the little one! Read below to find out how author Audrey Kinsman brings this new tradition to life!
Halloween traditions such as searching for the best costumes, scoring the biggest pumpkin or being spooked at the most frightful haunted house have existed since the late 19th century. It’s only in recent decades that children have taken trick-or-treating to the extreme — collecting and eating obscene amounts of candy. What’s a parent to do? Author Audrey Kinsman brings a new Halloween tradition into the mix this season with Switchcrafted: The Story of the Switch Witches of Halloween. Launching in September 2014 on Amazon.com, this hardcover book and Switch Witch will encourage your little ones to switch out their pounds of Halloween candy for the season’s must-have toy.
Did you know that Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year just for Halloween? Can a more health conscious Halloween become a possibility for American families nationwide? As a mom and the creator of Switchcrafted, Kinsman believes in the holiday’s magic. The proud mother of two young boys struggled to find a solution for the eight pounds of candy they collected while trick-or-treating in 2013. An inspiration on a cross-country flight led to the creation of the Switchcrafted.
Says Kinsman, “Switchcrafted updates a classic holiday tradition and incorporates it into real-life parenting scenarios. Getting my kids involved in the magic of Halloween verses the quest for the biggest bag of candy was my motivation.
About Switchcrafted: The Story of the Switch Witches of Halloween:
Along with the hardcover book and whimsical Switch Witch toy, Switchcrafted comes with a keepsake box and signature trick-or-treat bag. Parents can also enhance their holiday fun by visiting Switchcrafted.com — a robust website and game app full of healthy Halloween recipes, DIY crafting ideas, candy swap solutions, and school-age appropriate games and activities for parents and teachers.
On a cold and windy Halloween evening, children everywhere asked “Why are witches part of Halloween?” The story needed to be told, and the children deserved an answer. Witches are part of Halloween because they desperately need your candy!
In the mysterious world of cauldron bubbles, flying broomsticks and black cats, witches cast their spells turning nobles into beasts, straw into gold and magic lamps into wish-giving genies. Staying up late and flying a broomstick to conduct all of these tasks requires lots and lots of energy. And for witches, energy only comes from candy–any kind of candy to be precise! But the one spell that no witch can ever cast is the candy spell!
During the month of October, the Switch Witch is invited into your home. Show her your best behavior and she gets the go-ahead from the Switch Witches to perform the magic of Switchcraft on Halloween night. She takes your candy in exchange for a new toy! That’s the deal…
Lots of new adventures can be had with a Switch Witch! What kind of deal will you make with your witch?
This fun book is my new favorite Halloween book! I love books that rhyme, have humor and are interactive! Switchcrafted has all of those! The illustrations are amazing. They are colorful and fun. Switchcrated has an amazing, interactive website for kids and parents. There are printables to color, poems to finish and even cooking and crafting videos! Want to make Boo Bananas?
“Remember that only good kids can trade,
So be on your best behavior and a Switchcraft will be made”
You can buy your own Switchcrafted set at Amazon.com
BUT, you don’t have to switch your candy for toys! You can teach your children to pay it forward and donate their candy to one of the following places!