Form Sugar Crystals
Want to make your own sugar crystals at home? It's not difficult.
- Measure out between 2-4 cups of water, and bring it to a rolling boil.
- Measure out twice as much white granulated sugar as water you started with, keeping a 2:1 ratio of sugar to Water. For example, if you measured out 3 cups of water, add 6 cups of sugar.
- Stir in the sugar slowly until it is dissolved into the boiling water.
- Pour the hot water into a Pyrex or mason jar, something that can handle that much water.
- Tie the string around the pencil. make sure that the string is tight.
- Tie string around paper clip. Optional.
- Put string into water with pencil across top so that the pencil is out of the water.
- Let sit covered and undisturbed for at least two days, allowing the crystals to form on the string and along the bottom of the container
- For best results, a ratio of 1.5:1 or 2:1 Sugar to Water is best for forming crystals, depending on your altitude from sea level.
- Don't boil too long.
- Don't let children make these on their own, as boiling water is obviously hot and can burn them.
- Have a parent watching at all times.
Things You'll Need
- Fresh Water
- White Granulated Sugar
- Mason jar or Pyrex Beaker
- Stove or hot plate to heat water
- Small length of string or twine
- A Pencil
- Optional: Paperclip.