Sweet STEM Challenge: How to Build a Candy Corn Tower

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get creative with some festive STEM activities! One fun and tasty way to encourage kids to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is by building a candy corn tower. This hands-on activity is a great way to engage kids in critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity while having a blast!

Materials Needed

  • Candy corn
  • Toothpicks
  • Tape

Step by Step Guide

  1. Give each child a handful of candy corn and toothpicks.
  2. Explain the challenge: to build the tallest candy corn tower possible using only toothpicks and tape.
  3. Encourage kids to think about the principles of engineering, physics, and design as they work on their towers.
  4. Allow kids to work in small groups or individually to build their towers.
  5. Once the towers are complete, encourage kids to present their designs and explain their thought processes.
  6. Measure each tower and see which one is the tallest.

Tips and Tricks

  • Encourage kids to think creatively and outside the box.
  • Remind kids to be patient and persistent when building their towers.
  • Suggest using tape to secure toothpicks and candy corn in place.
  • Encourage kids to try different designs and approach the challenge from different angles.


This candy corn STEM activity is a fun and engaging way for kids to explore the world of STEM. By encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, kids can develop essential skills that will serve them well in the future. So why not give it a try and see how tall you can build your candy corn tower this Halloween season!

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