Between all the trunk or treats, trick or treating, Halloween parties, and more, it seems the kids have TOO MUCH candy. Way too much to eat, especially with the Holiday Season approaching, which will bring them even more candy and sweets. What’s a parent to do? We put together some fun ways you can get rid of all that leftover Halloween candy.
Play With It
The best way for kids to learn is through playing, so why not play with your Halloween candy? Make science and math fun with these candy learning activities.
A candy science kit using Halloween candy is great for fun science activities.
Candy Corn, while not always great for eating can be used for some science and math fun.
- build with it
- dissolve it
- make catapults
- mix it into edible slime
- use it to learn less than, more than, and equal to
- count with it
- make a flower craft
- use it for adding and subtracting
Candy bars can be used for graphing, see if they will sink or float, and melting science experiments.
Two other candies to use for some science fun are M&Ms and Skittles. You can make rainbows (M&M Rainbow, Skittles Rainbow), see if they float, balance them, dissolve them, and do math games like counting with them.
Bake With It
Halloween candy can be frozen and then used later in the year in baked goodies. Here are some yummy recipe ideas to add to your boards on Pinterest.
- Halloween Candy Cheesecake
- Halloween Candy Cookies
- Halloween Candy Cookie Bars
- Candy Bar Cupcakes
- Candy Stuffed Cookies
Get Rid Of It
Getting it out of the house is the best way to deal with all the kids’ Halloween candy. Bring it to work and put it out for your co-workers to snack on throughout the day. You’ll be the hit of the office! Check with your dentist’s office and area shelters to see if they are taking candy donations or having a candy buyback program.
Like we mentioned earlier, Halloween candy, especially the chocolate, freezes. So save it, pull it out for treats later in the year, use it for a pinata at your child’s birthday party, or to decorate your gingerbread houses this Christmas.
What are you doing with all your leftover Halloween candy?