2. For older kids, you could challenge them to graph out the different types of candies. For younger kids, an easy idea is to do a color sort!
3. Get ready for the next holiday & make a fun candy craft such as this Candy Corn Turkey!
4. Try some science experiments. One of my kids’ favorite things to do is put baking soda on a cookie sheet and add vinegar. This time, they threw in a few Skittles to see what would happen!
6. Get creative. We created this fun Starburst finger paint by simply melting several pieces of Orange starbursts until soft (around 20-40 seconds). Then, I just added cornstarch and water to get a finger painting consistency. Messy but fun!
7. Make some Skittles paint. Simply place several Skittles in each cup (by color) & add just a little bit of water. Let the Skittles dissolve and then you can paint with it. It makes a super light, glossy looking paint that the kids will think is fun because it comes from Skittles!
8. Donate or sell it. There are several dentists & organizations that will take Halloween candy! Click here for more information about the Halloween buyback programs around the country.
9. Switch Witch. I have never heard about this before until I ran into a neighbor the day after Halloween & she told me that the “Switch Witch” came to their house. Basically, a “good witch” comes to your house on Halloween night and takes the candy, in exchange for a toy.
10. Use it for upcoming birthday parties. Fill a piñata or goodie bags with all the leftover candy.
11. Also, you could save it for the holidays: filling advent calendars, decorating gingerbread houses, or any other fun ideas that you may have.
12. Bake with it. Make a fun dessert or special creative meal out of the candy.
I would love to hear any other fun ideas that you may have, so please leave a comment below with other fun ideas!