I suggest you try this tutorial with your kids , it’s a fun and easy activity BUT it requires patience . I found it on pagingfunmums and could not help myself but share it here!
You will need:
- 2-3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup water
- Food colouring
- Flavouring (optional)
- Jars/champagne flutes
- Large saucepan
Add your water to the saucepan and bring to the boil. Start adding the sugar a 1/2 cup at a time, until it no longer dissolves.
Add a few drops of your flavouring. Take your mixture off the heat and allow to cool for 15mns
While you are waiting, take a plate and add some sugar to it. Get your skewers and dip them into the liquid sugar mixture then dip it into the plain sugar to coat the stick. Let them dry completely for a few minutes.
Set out your champagne flutes/jars and add a few drops of food colouring to the bottom of each.Carefully add the sugary solution to each glass/jar and give it a little stir. Take your sugary skewers & place a peg at the top of each and place into the glasses (make sure they do not touch the bottom or sides of the glass)
The crystals will start growing in 2 – 3 days, but depending on how big you want your Rock Candy sticks will depend on how long you will need to keep them in the glasses.
Be Patient & Enjoy it!