We seem to have an excess of candy canes leftover this year, so I’ve put together some fun ways to use them up.
You could even try using lots of different water temperatures and compare the results like Inspiration Laboratories.
Or, how about carefully melting your candy canes and making fun shapes like Preschool Powel Pockets.
Try hanging different Christmas decorations from your candy canes to see how much weight they can hold before breaking, you could even try to strengthen them with tape to see if that makes a difference.
You could use candy canes to practice writing in a salt tray like Creekside Learning.
Experiments with disappearing candy cane stripes like Playdough to Plato.
Here at Science Sparks we explored how brittle candy canes are by snapping one candy cane observing how brittle and easy to break it was and then softening another cane in the oven to compare the difference. The softened candy cane was very stretchy, but then became brittle again once hardened.
Look much we could stretch and twist it.
Red Ted Art has some fun candy cane roses perfect for Valentines day.
How do you use your leftover candy canes?
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