Candy Science Experiments ~ Fun For Kids!

Candy Science Experiments ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Instead of sharing a Halloween post with you, Clever Guy and I are going to share one of our favorite things to do with excess candy. While in a kid’s mind there is no such thing as excess when it comes to candy, this is a fun thing for them to do with candy that doesn’t involve eating it! Moms and Dads love it too.

Some of our favorite science experiments revolve around reactions. This means when you do X + Y it = Z. For this candy science experiment, we take a few things from the pantry and use it to create a reaction with our candy.

Candy Science Experiments

Candy Science Experiment ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!

The Candy: Gummy Eyeballs, Gummy Worms, Peppermint Candies and Pink Nerds.

What you’ll need

  • Candy, the more variety the better!
  • Cooking ingredients such as baking soda, baking powder, vinegar etc.
  • Jars

The experiment:

  • Take a few candies and put them into jars.
  • Take your ingredients and make different combinations. You can see which ones we created below.
  • Make a journal and for each jar and note the reactions and times. Did the candies dissenegrate? Did they change color? Did nothing happen? Make it even more fun and take photos every hour and watch it go from the beginning til the end!


Candy Science Experiment ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!Gummy Eye Balls in vinegar and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Reaction: bubbles for about 2 minutes.

 

Candy Science Experiment ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!

Pink Nerds in vinegar. Reaction: Candy started to lose it’s color within 1 minute.

Candy Science Experiment ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!Peppermint Candies in apple cider vinegar. Reaction: Candies started to disintegrate and lose color within 2 minutes.

Candy Science Experiment Gummy worms in baking powder and vinegar. Reaction: Candy stayed whole for the first few minutes and the liquid stayed cloudy.

This candy experiment can be done at any time but this will be especially loved by kids and their parents around Halloween!

Candy Science Experiments

Have you tried this experiment with your kids?

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Oven Baked Apples

Apple season is here and I am sure I am not the only one who is very excited. Right now all of our grocery stores have great sales on all kinds of apples. I recently picked up some honey crisp, fugi and granny smith apples for our latest apple endeavors.

When I was younger, I remember one of the first recipes I ever made was baked apples. It was always a favorite of mine but I didn’t make them much as I got older. In fact, I don’t think I have ever made them for my kids so I make some a couple weeks ago.

Oven Baked Apples

These oven baked apples are easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. The buttery taste with the combined flavors of an apple pie makes this a perfect dessert for a Fall evening. These are even easier if you have an apple corer. I suggest investing in a good one if you don’t have one like this Apple Corer from Amazon for under $10!

Oven Baked Apples

Easy Oven Baked Apple Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 apples (cored and sliced in half)
  • 1.5 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup of butter


Oven Baked Sweet Apples
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a pyrex dish with apples face up.
  • Mix the pumpkin spice with the brown sugar. Half it.
  • Take half of the brown sugar mix and blend it with the butter.
  • Spoon one scoop of the butter brown sugar mix onto each apple. Top with the remaining brown sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes until apples are soft and tender.

Oven Baked Apples

 Have you tried baked apples? Do you add anything else to it?


Oven Baked Apples

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