So you’ve got Skittles, candy bars, M&Ms, candy corn, Peeps, lollipops, and so much more in a big plastic bucket, don’t you? I bet you are looking at it going whoa, that’s a whole lot of candy. Particularly, a whole lot of candy you don’t want the kids to eat. Believe me when I say we eat our share, but we also enjoy some Halloween candy science activities and STEM projects too. Simple science experiments for kids are the best!

AWESOME CANDY EXPERIMENTS FOR HALLOWEEN

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SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH CANDY

Here we love all types of STEM activities and science experiments, candy or no candy. Halloween is the perfect time for Halloween science experiments and we had a blast this holiday season. The fun isn’t over yet! Check out all that candy you have for a candy science experiment or two.

We had a super successful night of trick or treating, at least 100 pieces of good stuff. We fully checked our load and my son chose to forgo the Great Pumpkin this year. I think his current candy stash was too appealing!

I brought together a list of ideas to use with some of the specific types of candy you probably have in your bucket. If you don’t have these, try your own versions of our Halloween candy science activities. Though some of these candy experiments are classics and definitely should be tried at least once.

Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges? 

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—>>>FREE STEM Activities For Halloween

CANDY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

Click on the links in orange below to learn more about the set up of each candy experiment for that type of candy. We all have a favorite candy around here. What’s yours? Can you turn it into a science experiment too?

1.  PEEPS SLIME {TASTE SAFE}

Making ghostly Peeps slime is an awesome activity to do with kids of multiple ages since it combines science and sensory play into one cool activity. Everyone will enjoy the experience!

2.  CANDY 5 SENSES TASTE TEST

Did you notice how these mini candy bars all kind of look alike. Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers…. Set up a lab for testing out these candy bars and record results.

Halloween Candy Science Taste Test

3. SKITTLES EXPERIMENT

This is great fun for kids. You have to see the end result.

halloween Candy Science Skittles

4.  M&Ms SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

Have you heard about the floating M? I bet you have a package of these tasty treats to find out.

halloween Candy Science Activities Floating M

5.  DISSOLVING CANDY SCIENCE

We set up a tray to check out which candy dissolves the fastest in 3 different liquids. We used water, vinegar, and oil. Make sure you have three of each type of candy so the experiment is complete. Take a look at the results every so often. Older kids can take notes and use timers.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Dissolving Candy Fish and Dissolving Gummy Bears

halloween Candy Science Dissolving

6. CANDY CORN EXPERIMENT

Another simple solubility candy experiment with dissolving peeps and candy corn, a great way to use up candy you don’t want to eat too much of right!  Plus, more fun suggestions for STEM activities with candy!

Dissolving candy fall science with Peeps and Candy Corn7. STARBURST SLIME

An edible starburst slime is a super fun alternative to our homemade slime recipes that use borax!

CANDY GEARS

Candy is great for another awesome STEM activity for kids. Make your own gears at home or in the classroom with candy corn for a Halloween twist.

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MORE COOL HALLOWEEN CANDY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

I found a few more ideas using specific candies! Click on the orange links below for each type of candy.

STARBURST: Edible Rock cycle

LOLLIPOP LAB

GROWING GUMMY BEARS

STEM also includes Math!

We have some fun early learning math ideas including sorting, counting, weighing, graphing, patterning, and classifying.

DON’T FORGET HALLOWEEN MATH WITH LEFTOVER CANDY TOO!

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I hope you have found some awesome new Halloween candy science activities {or Christmas and Easter candy!} to try. It’ fun for kids to experiment and science activities of any kind are a great way to encourage kids to explore, observe, and discover with what’s around them.

Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges? 

We have you covered…

—>>>FREE STEM Activities For Halloween

HALLOWEEN CANDY EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS

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