How To Make Sugar Crystals
Knowing how to make sugar crystals is a fun project and a tasty treat. Making sugar crystals is educational. too. Another bonus! You can make sugar crystals for your child's next science project. Entertaining, engaging, educational and edible, what could be more fun? Since boiling water is used, you definitely want to supervise your kids during the process.
In order to make sugar crystals you will need:
- Four cups of sugar
- Two cups water
- Wooden spoon
- Small glass jar
- Measuring cup
- Cotton string (about two-thirds as long as the jar is deep)
- Weight to hang the string
- Waxed paper
- Prepare the mixture. Heat the water in your saucepan over medium heat until the water comes to a boil. Slowly dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, using the wooden spoon to stir constantly. The solution should turn clear and reach a rolling boil. Remove the sugar solution from heat.
- Add to jar. Carefully pour the substance into the glass jar. Cover the jar with a small piece of the waxed paper.
- Tie the weight. Tie the weight to one end of the string. Tie the remaining end to the middle of the pencil.
- Get ready to make the crystals. Dip the string into the sugar solution. Remove. Lay it flat on the rest of the waxed paper. Straighten it.
- Time to wait. Now the waiting begins. Let the string dry for a few days.
- Suspend the string. Suspend the prepared string in the solution, but be gentle. Allow it to sit at room temperature. Avoid touching it for several days. Even though it may be hard to resist, you can't touch the jar. Check the growth daily. You will see more and more crystal grow for about a week.
- Watch crystals grow. Let the crystals grown until they reach the desired size and shape or stop growing. Pull out the string and allow the crystals to dry.
- Eat. Now it's time to taste the results. Enjoy!