We seem to have an excess of candy canes leftover this year, so I’ve found some fun ways for you to use them up.
Dissolving Candy Canes
Try dissolving them using water and vinegar to investigate which dissolves them the fastest. Can you predict which will work the best?
You could even try using lots of different water temperatures and compare the results like Inspiration Laboratories.
Melt Candy Canes
Or, how about carefully melting your candy canes and making fun shapes like Preschool Powel Pockets.
How strong are Candy Canes?
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.
Write with Candy Canes
You could use candy canes to practice writing in a salt tray like Creekside Learning.
Make Candy Cane stripes disappear
Experiments with disappearing candy cane stripes like Playdough to Plato.
How brittle are Candy Canes?
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.
Candy Cane Recipes
Red Ted Art has some fun candy cane roses perfect for Valentines day.
Candy Cane Goo
How do you use your leftover candy canes or did they all get eaten?