Introduction: How to Grow Huge Gummy Bears

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=astISOttCQ0

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Grow the Gummy Bears

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?

Comments

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rmeyer146 made it!(author)2014-09-12

I'm doing this now for my science fair.

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choreen05 made it!(author)2017-01-04

saaaaaaaame(^__^)

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JamesL150 made it!(author)2016-01-12

saaaaaaaaaaaaame

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partypanda2345 made it!(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

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choreen05 made it!(author)2017-01-04

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?

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judson.huey.3 made it!(author)2015-02-08

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

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heyitsdom made it!(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?

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Anonymous.1 made it!(author)2016-11-04

Try using haribo gummy bears or anything with gelatin.

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dj111 made it!(author)2016-10-17

this is coooool

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MLGPIKACHU+ made it!(author)2016-09-30

2mlg4diz

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MLGPIKACHU+ made it!(author)2016-09-30

2MLG4Diz

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9133212317 made it!(author)2016-01-21

maybe put this video on whentube

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Batmanisboss made it!(author)2015-11-29

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

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gomecoolio44 made it!(author)2015-11-01

what does the temperature of the water have to be?

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KristenW made it!(author)2015-01-27

coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!

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KristenW made it!(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. :)

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SarahO1 made it!(author)2014-10-07

like jello

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migeldemarcobridgewater made it!(author)2014-09-21

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

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ked1997 made it!(author)2013-04-15

i did this...just for fun!

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seductivemistresss made it!(author)2012-07-03

love it! i did this too when i was younger, but now that im older, i dont use water......it 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!

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knexfreak32 made it!(author)2012-05-14

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

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aidanjarosgrilli made it!(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.

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GLaDOS+V3 made it!(author)2011-12-21

eat them got it.

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lschutz made it!(author)2011-12-05

Did it in science class... SUper fun

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pgravance made it!(author)2011-09-18

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

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sheepborg made it!(author)2009-10-04

does this work with other things like fruit-snacks?

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cupcake811 made it!(author)2009-10-04

Probably, since they contain gelatin.

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zfhanbenjamin made it!(author)2010-01-25

 ohh, so thats how those water babies grow

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pgravance made it!(author)2011-09-18

yah i have like 3,000

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pgravance made it!(author)2011-09-18

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

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sheepborg made it!(author)2009-10-04

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

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cupcake811 made it!(author)2009-10-05

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

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sheepborg made it!(author)2009-10-05

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

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cupcake811 made it!(author)2009-10-05

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!

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iBeCookie made it!(author)2010-04-13

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

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sheepborg made it!(author)2009-10-05

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!

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ronmaggi made it!(author)2009-12-28

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

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cupcake811 made it!(author)2010-03-08

Thanks for clarifying. That makes sense.

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iBeCookie made it!(author)2010-04-13

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?

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frankyhamster made it!(author)2010-01-29

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

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sallost made it!(author)2010-02-15

you can eat them but they taste horrible :p

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imthatguy1125 made it!(author)2010-02-17

 I ate one , it was terrible

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%7EAeronous%7E made it!(author)2010-02-20

try absorbing them in coke or some other fizzy drink.

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cupcake811 made it!(author)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...

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%7EAeronous%7E made it!(author)2010-03-09

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

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trevor3693 made it!(author)2010-04-26

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

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Dr+Qui made it!(author)2010-07-12

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

I must try this

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pgravance made it!(author)2011-09-18

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

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%7EAeronous%7E made it!(author)2010-04-28

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

they freeze.

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trevor3693 made it!(author)2010-04-29

yes but water expands when it freezez so the gummy part might pop.