If you asked my son what his favourite all time science experiments are, he’d probably say the bottle rocket, followed by his candy house, so today we’ve got some great candy experiments and activities for you to try at home.

Awesome candy science experiments for kids

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Easy Candy Experiments for Kids

Candy Towers

How about building some super simple candy towers? We used liquorice allsorts ( not sure if they’re a UK thing ) but any sweets with flat sides work well.

Candy Towers - STEM Challenge for Kids

Candy Chromatography

Candy chromatography is great fun and you can eat the sweets afterwards ( just minus a bit of colour ).

Candy Chromatography - super easy candy science

Make a DNA model

Create an edible DNA model. Our next challenge is to make a super long version!

DNA Models - science for kids - candy DNA model

Sorting Sweets

Try this fun sorting activity using different shaped sweets/candy. Sort by size, colour, shape or any other feature of the candy.

Once the sweets are sorted you could make a DUPLO bar chart!

LEgo Bar chart

What makes popping candy pop?

Find out what makes popping candy pop

Popping Candy

Can you dissolve a marshmallow?

Try dissolving marshmallows in this fun activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Design and build your very own candy house!

Build a candy house and test for the best kind of ‘cement’.

Sweetie house

Candy Structures

Use gum drops and tooth picks or marshmallows and spaghetti to create towers.

3D shapes are also fun to create this way.

spaghetti and marshmallow structures

Skittle Science

Add some skittles to water and watch what happens, can you see the colours seep into the water? Does the ‘S’ separate from the sweet?

skittles experiment

More Candy Science Experiments

Housing a Forest has some great ideas with Pixi Stix.

Can you blow up a balloon with pop rocks like Steve Spangler?

Wish your sweets were bigger? If you put them in water they will grow, but they might not taste as good.

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We made a filter for toys, but a candy filter would be great fun!

Try testing your candy for reactions in this fun activity from Inspiration Laboratories.

Candy heart in vinegar

Practice making predictions with this great sink or float candy experiment from Reading Confetti.

What are your favourite candy science experiments?

Candy Science Experiments for kids. Make a DNA Model, find out why popping candy pops, build a house from sweets and lots more cool candy science #scienceforkids #candyscience #coolscienceexperiments

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