Valentine’s Day has passed, but it is Heart Month in Canada and the United States. So I am squeezing in this heart-shaped dissolving candy science experiment before I put all the valentine items away for the season. It’s an easy and fun experiment for all ages, so be sure to give it a try.
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Supplies To Collect
There are just four items to gather for this fascinating color experiment that I cannot get enough of:
- round, square, or rectangular tray (white or clear)
- striped red and white candies
- plastic or wooden heart outline
- measuring cup with a spout
The Heart-Shaped Dissolving Candy Science Experiment
First, pick a large heart outline. A wooden or plastic heart would work, or you could cut one from a generous piece of red craft foam. I used one that was previously part of a heart-themed wall hanging.
Place the outline in a white or clear tray that is slightly bigger than the heart.
Next, lay candies around the inside of the heart outline. Featured here are Starlight Mints purchased at a Dollar Store. They have flat sides, so seem destined for this experiment!
Then fill a 500 ml cup with a spout with warm water. Or use a large cup or water bottle.
Slowly pour the water into the bin. Add just enough liquid so the bottom is covered.
Watch what happens! And have your camera ready to snap some stunning pictures.
For the science behind this experiment, visit my blogpost Candy Cane Science Experiment.
Side Note: I wasn’t sure what to call the heart shape I feature in this science experiment. One of the search words for suggestions I used was heart rims. Who knew that you could get heart-patterned rims for car tires!
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