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

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! 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:

**This list is from 2019. We will update once new information is available!

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! is one to consider!

Tampa Bay area dentist offices and businesses are participating with 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


Goodnight Orthodontics
12315 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33626
Phone: 813-968-3737


Westchase Smiles Institute
9914 W Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL, 33626
Phone: 813-920-9144


Klement Family Dental
650 38th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710
Phone: 727-343-8831








Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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