Introduction: How to Grow Huge Gummy Bears

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Growing gummy bears is a fun! All you have to do is leave gummy bears in water, and the grow to be gigantic! Anyone will find this fun, so give it a try! It is fun just to grow them, but it can also be used as an educational activity. I did this in science class. We measured the length, width, height, mass, etc. of the bears after leaving them in water for different amounts of time.

Do NOT eat these because they become full of bacteria! They taste bad, too.

While your gummy bears are growing, be sure to listen to the gummy bear song!

Step 1: Materials

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-1 cup full of water
-Gummy bears
-24 hours (of waiting)

Step 2: Grow the Gummy Bears

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Place a few gummy bears in the cup and place it somewhere where it won't be knocked over. Then wait 24 hours. (If you leave them in too long, they begin to dissolve.)

Step 3: Why Does This Happen?

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Baby_tortilla (author)2017-11-01

I’m going to do this with my friend for science fair

rmeyer146 (author)2014-09-12

I'm doing this now for my science fair.

choreen05 (author)rmeyer1462017-01-04


JamesL150 (author)rmeyer1462016-01-12


partypanda2345 (author)2013-07-28

How u know it full of bacteria and why wood u eat it if it was full of it and don't mind my spelling I was to lazy type in would

choreen05 (author)partypanda23452017-01-04

bruh...I know this is late like 3 years ago but, dude, you said too lazy to type would right, but typed it right... like what?

too lazy to type would but not lazy enough to type an apology

heyitsdom (author)2015-10-29

I tried this experiment and after only 3 hours, my gummy bear(s) disintegrated. why is this? did i do anything wrong? i had a cup of water, i added a gummy bear, and hourly checked on it. after the third hour they denigrated (this is my science project for school and i have no idea what i am going to do. can you help me?

Anonymous.1 (author)heyitsdom2016-11-04

Try using haribo gummy bears or anything with gelatin.

dj111 (author)2016-10-17

this is coooool

MLGPIKACHU (author)2016-09-30


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9133212317 (author)2016-01-21

maybe put this video on whentube

Batmanisboss (author)2015-11-29

I dont care if you cant eat it i still will then i will post it on instagram @batinator.21

gomecoolio44 (author)2015-11-01

what does the temperature of the water have to be?

KristenW (author)2015-01-27


KristenW (author)2015-01-27

hey this is like the best thing in the world for eating sweets and drinking adult liquids if u use them instead of water. :)

SarahO1 (author)2014-10-07

like jello

migeldemarcobridgewater (author)2014-09-21

what did the gummy bear taste like after you finished growing it. (:

ked1997 (author)2013-04-15

i did this...just for fun!

seductivemistresss (author)2012-07-03

love it! i did this too when i was younger, but now that im older, i dont use tastes better with juice and/or "adult" liquids. just put it in the fridge. in a plastic bag, a bowl or cup with a cover, (the best is a flat pan so all are covered evenly with liquid). make sure to cover all the bears with double+ the amount of liquid(1/3 bears 2/3 liquid, etc), they will soak it all up in 24-48 hours. ;) mine tripled in size!

knexfreak32 (author)2012-05-14

I thought I finally got that song out of my head.

aidanjarosgrilli (author)2012-03-17

to make life-size gummy bears ,melt heaps of gummy bears and pour it into a huge mold and wait until it is set and put the huge gummy bear in a bathtub full of water and wait.

GLaDOS V3 (author)2011-12-21

eat them got it.

lschutz (author)2011-12-05

Did it in science class... SUper fun

pgravance (author)2011-09-18

dis is awesome i would soooo try it if i could eat candy!

sheepborg (author)2009-10-04

does this work with other things like fruit-snacks?

cupcake811 (author)sheepborg2009-10-04

Probably, since they contain gelatin.

zfhanbenjamin (author)cupcake8112010-01-25

 ohh, so thats how those water babies grow

pgravance (author)zfhanbenjamin2011-09-18

yah i have like 3,000

pgravance (author)cupcake8112011-09-18

*AWESOME!!!!!*:)i must try this

sheepborg (author)cupcake8112009-10-04

i started mine just now, i cant wait...

cupcake811 (author)sheepborg2009-10-05

Tell me how it works! Attatch pictures if you can. Did you use gummy bears or fruit snacks?

sheepborg (author)cupcake8112009-10-05

my fruitsnack epic failed 100% it turned looking like a dead green thing and did not grow D: i must get gummy bears to do this properly

cupcake811 (author)sheepborg2009-10-05

I think the fruit juice messed it up. Gummy bears will work. I wonder if gummy worms would work. If they did, thate would be really cool!

iBeCookie (author)cupcake8112010-04-13

 I'm trying it with fruit juice. And with lemon juice.

sheepborg (author)cupcake8112009-10-05

fruit juice? anyway the gummy worms should work and make gummy snakes! just dont waste sour ones, for thay are to good to not be eaten!

ronmaggi (author)sheepborg2009-12-28

 Fruit snacks tend to use pectin as the gumming agent. While it does absorb some water, it certainly doesn't hold up like gelatin.

cupcake811 (author)ronmaggi2010-03-08

Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense.

iBeCookie (author)cupcake8112010-04-13

Well, you see, I used gummy worms. I just put them in. It's for a science project. We're supposed to sell them, and we need 5 reasons why people should buy them, any suggsetions? And, they don't contain gelatin... they are jelly though, but they don't have gelatin since I can't eat gelatin. Will it still work?

frankyhamster (author)2010-01-29

why cant u eat dem?
And also why does it say do not eat?

sallost (author)frankyhamster2010-02-15

you can eat them but they taste horrible :p

imthatguy1125 (author)sallost2010-02-17

 I ate one , it was terrible

~Aeronous~ (author)imthatguy11252010-02-20

try absorbing them in coke or some other fizzy drink.

cupcake811 (author)~Aeronous~2010-03-08

Another commenter commented that they are full of bacteria after sitting in water for so long, so I would advise against it. I'll go write that on the intro now...

~Aeronous~ (author)cupcake8112010-03-09

not if you leave them in the fridge(or freezer), that would terminate it. I tried it at my friends house and it works!

trevor3693 (author)~Aeronous~2010-04-26

i wonder what would happen if u put them in a freezer. would it explode?

Dr Qui (author)trevor36932010-07-12

how about putting a stick in before you freeze it? Giant gummi ice lolly?

I must try this

pgravance (author)Dr Qui2011-09-18

OOOHH I WANT ONE OF THOSE and does nyone know how to change der username mines lame

~Aeronous~ (author)trevor36932010-04-28

hmmmmm. what normally happens when you put things in the freezer?

they freeze.

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