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November 1, 2019

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):

Tarpon Dental
2611 Keystone rd suite B7
Tarpon Springs, FL, 34688
Phone: 727-937-4285
Email: frontoffice@tarpondental.com
www.tarpondental.com

 

Goodnight Orthodontics
12315 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33626
Phone: 813-968-3737
Email: lindsay@goodnightortho.com
www.goodnightortho.com

 

Westchase Smiles Institute
9914 W Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL, 33626
Phone: 813-920-9144
Email: marketing.westchase@gmail.com
westchasesmilesinsitute.com

 

Klement Family Dental
650 38th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710
Phone: 727-343-8831
Email: emma@klementdental.com
www.stpetedentist.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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