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Make a rock candy

OK, this is not so much a kid activity but I promise, your kid (or kids) gonna love it ;) 
I mean, who wouldn't be happy with making your own candy?!

So, you will need:
  • tall glasses or jars
  • water
  • sugar - lots of sugar, I guess I used more then one kilo and it is enough for two glasses
  • food coloring
  • bamboo skewers
  • clothespins

  1. Remove the pointy edge from the bamboo skewers. Use clothespins to make a bamboo skewers hang in the glass about 2 cm form the bottom. Leave them aside until you pour the sugar liquid into the glass.
  2. Mix equal parts of water and sugar in a pot until dissolved. Then continue to add sugar until you have 3:1 ratio. It will get to a point where it won’t dissolve anymore.
  3. Leave it to cool for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Pour the sugar solution into the glasses almost to the top. 
  5. Add food coloring to each glass.
  6. Then submerge the skewer back into the glass making sure that it is hanging straight down the middle without touching the sides.
  7. Put it someplace where it will not be disturbed.
  8. Now comes the hard part, you have to wait! The sugar crystals will grow over the next 3-7 days.

Here is how it looks after 3 days:

And here is after 8:

Ta-Da!!! Ready to be eaten...

And here is the happy face :)
Note: in the first photo you can see the orange and the green version, but for some reason, in the green glass sugar crystals have formed on the side of glass?!? I have no idea why this happen, I guess it was because different food coloring, cos that was the only difference. For the orange one we used 'Eterika' food coloring and for the green Dr.Oetker.

Thanks for reading.

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