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Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Chemistry, molecules, diffusion, gradient

Introduction

Here is a fun project you can try with leftover candy you have. You will make some amazing art using nothing but colored candy and hot water—and a little bit of science. Save some of your candy and get started!

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
This activity is not appropriate for use as a science fair project. Good science fair projects have a stronger focus on controlling variables, taking accurate measurements, and analyzing data. To find a science fair project that is just right for you, browse our library of over 1,200 Science Fair Project Ideas or use the Topic Selection Wizard to get a personalized project recommendation.

Materials

  • Hard-shelled colored candies, such as M&Ms® or Skittles®
  • Small plate
  • Glass or measuring cup
  • Warm tap water
  • Dish towel or paper towels
  • Spoon
  • Sugar
  • Workstation than can tolerate spills and color dyes
  • Food coloring (optional)

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Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Chemistry, molecules, diffusion, gradient
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