Perfect Easy Rock Candy

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Step 1: Getting the Supplies

You will need everything you see in the picture.

Step 2: The Water

Fill your jar about halfway with hot tap water.

Step 3: The Sugar

Pour a cup of sugar into your water. Use the funnel so you don't spill it!

Step 4: CONTACT!!!!!

Pour the sugar into the jar of water.

Step 5: Stirr

Stir the sugar water until the sugar dissolves.

Step 6: Heat Your Water

Put your water in the microwave for about 5 min.

Step 7: The Sticks

Get out the 2 Popsicle sticks and use a knife to drill a hole in them

Step 8: Measure Your String

It should be about as tall as the jar

Step 9: Wait for an Eternity

String the sticks on the strong and secure it with a rubber band. Then wait. PLEASE COMMENT AND FOLLOW!!!

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    Mattvoda

    6 years ago

    This WILL take a long time, probably a few days but it has worked for me.

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    Mattvoda

    6 years ago

    This was DEFIANTLY not my best instructable. I'll try to modify it ASAP!

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    mkaba1

    6 years ago

    Where's the result pics ???

    It's not a bad guide, but rock candy tastes terrible (as it is just pure sugar) and it's terrible for you...

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    Mattvoda

    6 years ago

    Thanks for the tip!

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    ironsmiter

    6 years ago on Introduction

    If you heat on the stove, you can continue adding sugar till it wont dissolve any more(instead of guesstimating at 1 cup)
    You will probably want at least 2 cups of sugar for every one cup of water.
    and let it cool SLOWLY or the crystals may all end up on the bottom of your jar
    Also, if you then dampen the stick, and put a few randomly spaced sugar grains on it, that will 'seed' the stick, and crystals will form faster.

    It's been a day... have you seen any crystal formation yet?(usually takes a few hours to a few days, depending on humidity and saturation)

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    Mattvoda

    6 years ago

    Yes I know I spelled string strong!!! Sry