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November 1, 2018

Halloween Candy: Science experiments, how to donate and more!

By Laura Byrne

Did your little ghosts and goblins come home with a huge haul of Halloween candy? Not sure what to do with all those sweets? Here are some of our favorite ideas on what to do with all that Halloween candy!

Save it for later!

Keep the best stuff and save it for later! We always keep a stash for ourselves (because why not?!?) and then put away the sorted candy and let our kids pick two pieces each night after they have finished their dinner.

You can also repurpose the candy into sweet treats! Delish.com shared 20+ recipes that are definitely worth whipping up in the kitchen!

Science experiments to try with Halloween candy:

Glazer Children’s Museum shared some awesome ways you and your kids can transform your candy into a fun learning experience! You can make edible slime and test your knowledge with float or sink! Find the article here!

tricks and treats

Ghost eggs are also fun any time of year!

You can also make edible paint out of Skittles! Kate White with Glazer Children’s Museum says you can add Skittles to a small bowl full of corn syrup, give it a good stir (to let the color melt into the syrup) and then paint for a sweet masterpiece!

How to Donate Halloween Candy:

The thrill of the hunt for Halloween candy has worn off, so why not share the sweets with our troops! There are several organizations that will pack together your donated candy and send it to our troops in a care package, along with a toothbrush in many cases!

OperationGratitude.com is one to consider!

Tampa Bay area dentist offices and businesses are participating with HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com this year and will even buy back your candy for $1 per pound! Here are the offices listed within a 30 mile radius of downtown Tampa according to the site (be sure to call first to verify):

HealthNow dental
1180 Ponce De Leon blvd. Suite 801-B
Clearwater, Fl, 33756
Phone: 727-517-9599
Email: HNDentalbelleair@gmail.com


HealthNow dental
7599 Park blvd.
Pinellas park, Fl, 33781
Phone: 727-999-2075
Email: HNdentalpp@gmail.com


Randall A Diez, DMD PA
TAMPA, Fl, 33624
Phone: (813) 960-5869
Email: drdiez@mindspring.com


Randall A Diez, DMD PA
3112 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite A
TAMPA, FL, 33609
Phone: (813) 874-5869
Email: drdiez@mindspring.com


Parrish Children’s Dentistry
8312 US Hwy 301 N
Parrish, FL, 34219
Phone: (941) 776-5135
Email: ParrishChildrensDentistry@yahoo.com


Staves Pediatric Dentistry
5310 4th Street N
St Petersburg, Fl, 33703
Phone: (727) 526-5900
Email: info@StavesPediatricDentistry.com


Piper Family Dentistry
7601 Dr martin Luther King Jr St. N
St. Patersburg, Fl, 33702
Phone: (727) 522-5554
Email: piperdentistry@aol.com


Goodnight Orthodontics
6538 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL, 33612
Phone: 813-968-3737
Email: braces@goodnightortho.com


Dental Wellness of Westchase
11321 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, Fl, 33626
Phone: (823) 855-2273
Email: Jeannine@dwowsmiles.com


Wang and Cortes Dental
4014 west Estrella st. Suite A
Tampa, Fl, 33629
Phone: 813-253-3679
Email: wcfamilydentistry@gmail.com


Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry
5139 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL, 34655
Phone: 727-807-2273
Email: Smile@dentistryfromtheheart.org


Thompson Dental at Trinity
2202 Duck Slough Blvd Ste 104
Trinity, FL, 34655
Phone: 727-375-2000
Email: info@trinitysmiles.com


Exceptional Dental
3238 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL, 33707
Phone: 727-388-3429
Email: hshipley723@yahoo.com


Staves Pediatric Dentistry
5310 4th Street N
St Petersburg, Fl, 33703
Phone: 727-526-5900
Email: info@StavesPediatricDentistry.com


Klement Family Dental
7650 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710
Phone: 727-343-8831
Email: bethklement@gmail.com


Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry
8381 Seminole Blvd
Seminole, FL, 33772
Phone: 727-397-8800
Email: Smile@dentistryfromtheheart.org


Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry
4850 1st Ave N
St Petersburg, FL, 33713
Phone: 727-321-4850
Email: Smile@dentistryfromtheheart.org


Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry
8327 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL, 33615
Phone: 813-885-3345
Email: Smile@dentistryfromtheheart.org
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