INSIDE: What to do with all that Halloween candy!? Of course eat some of it but save some use it in some fun and STEAM experiments, activities or arts and crafts! the perfect way to use a little of that candy for something other than fueling a sugar high! They will love it! And yes you can let them have a little after they finish!
After the go trick or treating, use that candy for some fun activities!
Things to do with Halloween Candy other than eat it
What to do with all that Halloween Candy? Phew! I don’t know about you but the day after Halloween should be a holiday! After a late night and lots of sugar, friends and family fun everyone in my house was tired. We pulled through and got to school if only just a little bit late! But when everyone came home, the first thing on their minds was CANDY!
We got a lot and I mean a lot of candy this! With all three kids going full tilt for an hour and a half, we came back home with a backpack full of candy! There is no way I would let my kids eat all of that so, I and my husband of course take out parent tax! And I try to come up with fun ways to use up some of that candy!
This year I decided to pull all those ideas together along with a few other ideas I want to try into this incredible roundup of activities and crafts to do with Halloween Candy!
Tons of ways to use Halloween Candy
There are tons of super easy experiments, activities and crafts using every bit of the Halloween candy from the candy it self to the wrapper! Everything gets used in one way or another! There are lots of opportunities for learning and ideas to keep them busy as the weather get cooler outside and the evening light shorter.
I always find these fall days long when we spend most of it indoors! But armed with these fun ideas you will have lots of ways to keep them busy over the day following Halloween!
OK! Lets get to the Halloween Candy Activities and Crafts!
Halloween Candy Activities
Candy Savenger Hunt – The Dating Diva
Halloween Candy Colour Sorting
Sorting Halloween candy by everything from colour, size, shape, type! This is a great one for all ages. From the first time trick-or-treater to the slightly older kids!
Skittles Water Experiment
This is a classic experiment that I think is made for the day after Halloween! Grab those skittles packages and a dinner plate. Arrange the skittles around the plate in a circle. We made patterns as much as we could (a lot of snacking was involved in this one!). Once the circle was set, I poured a small amount of water into the dish, just enough to cover the entire bottom of the plate and watched the magic happen in real time. This is a great one since the colour swirls happen almost instantly! The color candy coating of the Skittles comes off in the water and moves towards the middle and create a whirl of color.
Halloween Candy Sink or Float
This one was a huge hit with my kids! We took 6 candy bars and determined whether they would sink or float in a cup of water! Super easy to set and fun for all ages. With my 7 year old I her do all the recording of predictions and results and everyone made their predictions before the experiment began! Now did we eat the chocolate afterwards? You would think that wet chocolate wouldn’t be that appetizing but to a kids a little water means nothing. I let them eat the bars after we were done!
Halloween Candy Patterns
Make patterns using candy. Start the pattern for them and have them finish it off. Then have them start a pattern for you to finish.
Candy Corn Catapult for Halloween – Joy in the Works
Halloween Candy & Toothpick Tower STEM Activity – There’s Just One Mommy
Simple Science with Halloween Candy – Steam Powered Family
Candy Pumpkin Patch – Little Ones Learn
Halloween Candy Crafts
Glossy Skittles Paint – Mama Papa Bubba
Twizzler Candy Bracelet – Kids Activities Blog
Candy Corn Tree – Your Modern Family
Starburst Candy Mosaic – Mama Miss
Dancing Frankenworms Kids’ Science Experiment – Play Dough to Plato
Candy Corn Monsters – Little Ones Learn
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
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- Halloween Candy wrappers
- White Cardstock
- Brown construction paper
- Craft Glue
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