We had some fun making this rock candy! It’s quick and easy to do and I’ve learned it is a good lesson in patience. My kids get to watch it slowly grow and get to practice their waiting skills!
There are quite a few different ways to make this. I’ll tell you what we did and at the end I’ll mention some variations.
What You Need:
- Glass Jar (We used a 32 oz jar)
- 1 cup water
- 4 cups sugar
- Food coloring (optional)
- A stick or other variation – something that will not go into the sugar concoction
- String or popsicle stick – i.e. floss, cotton string, pipe cleaner, etc.
- Optional – paper clip and tape
*Warning – Parent supervision needed if you use the saucepan on the stove.
Add water to the saucepan