VALENTINE CANDY RECIPES: HEART LOLLIPOPS
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to do kitchen science with kids. Whip up these fun Valentine’s candy recipes for heart lollipops for science fun!
My kids love cooking in the kitchen. One of my favorite things about cooking with kids is not only that they learn to cook (so important!), but also that it is the perfect place to solidify math skills! In the kitchen, kids can learn a lot about science and math. Cooking is one of the ultimate Valentine STEAM activities!
Bring some STEAM into your kitchen this Valentine’s Day when you make these valentine candy recipes for heart lollipops!
VALENTINE CANDY LOLLIPOPS STEAM ACTIVITY
This simple Valentine candy recipe is fun, colorful, and easy! Kids will be fascinated to see how much science, technology, engineering, and math goes into making candy! If you want more fun heart activities, try making a 3D heart model, make fizzing hearts, or use a coding robot to find the valentine’s hearts!
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WHAT YOU’RE LEARNING WITH THE VALENTINE CANDY RECIPE
Cooking, particularly cooking candy, takes elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Children must measure, follow a recipe, use kitchen tools, set up the molds, and a lot of other STEAM elements to get their candy lollipops to turn out right. Follow along with these directions to turn the Valentine candy recipe into a STEAM activity at home or in the classroom.
What you’ll need for the Valentine candy lollipops:
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HOW TO DO THE VALENTINE CANDY RECIPE SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
This Valentine lollipop recipe is so easy, and it tastes, great, too! Kick it up a notch by melting sugar to make your own candy and flavor it with your favorite candy flavors!
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
3. Place mold on a baking sheet. Stick in oven for about 7-8 minutes. Keep a close eye on them and take them out when melted.
4. Immediately place a stick in the lollipop.
5. Let them set at room temperature for about 10 minutes or until harden. Pop out of mold.
6. Now they are ready to eat!!
If you want to make these as gifts, wrap them in candy bags and tie with a pretty bow. If you have other molds, try making other fun candy shapes! Homemade candy is a lot more fun than store-bought!
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VALENTINE CANDY RECIPE STEM INTEGRATION
Science: Measuring, following directions.
Technology: Working with a microwave and kitchen tools.
Engineering: Designing the look of the lollipops, making sure things stay neat and orderly.
Math: Measuring, calculating cook times.
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