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ROCK CANDY ON A STICK Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 Cups Water

6 Cups White Sugar

Food Colorings

Extra ¼ Cup White Sugar

You will also need a saucepan, wooden spoon, measuring cups, pegs (optional) and glasses (or jars) for growing the sugar crystals. We grew our sugar crystals on wooden sticks that we purchased from a party accessories store; you could alternatively use pipe cleaners, bamboo skewers or straws.

Directions:
Directions:
Made 4 different colored sugar crystals and set up 4 glasses, one for each color. In each jar I placed 5 drops of food colorings, red, yellow, green and blue.
•The wooden sticks need to be set up on the glass so that the sticks do not touch the bottom or sides of the glass. This allows room for the sugar crystals to grow. We used pegs to clip onto the wooden sticks and balance them on the rim of the glass so the stick is straight up and down the middle of the glass.Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar.
•Stir constantly for about 1 min as it boils, then turn off heat.Pour:
•Using a heat proof jug, pour sugar syrup equally into each glass and stir to combine food colorings with a metal fork. The sugar syrup is very hot, please be careful.
•Allow the sugar syrup to cool for about half an hour in the glasses before placing the wooden sticks into the liquid.
•Wet the wooden stick by dipping it into the sugar syrup and then roll the wet wooden stick into the dry white sugar. The dry sugar will help the
•On day 3, take the sugar crystals on a stick out of the sugar syrup, allowing the liquid to run and drip off before placing them onto a paper towel to dry.
On the 3 day take the sugar crystals attach and grow onto the wooden stick.
•Place the sugar coated wooden stick into the sugar syrup in the glass, making sure that it is not touching the bottom or sides of the glass.
•Set aside and watch the sugar crystals grow for 2 to 3 days.




Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Here are a few things kids can do
•Measure the sugar and water, and pour it into the saucepan.
•Count the number of drops of food colorings when putting it into the glass.
•Place the pegs onto the wooden sticks.
•Dip the wooden sticks into the cooled sugar syrup and coat them with uncooked white sugar.
•Take the Sugar Crystals on a Stick out of the sugar syrup and place them on the paper towel.
•Observe and talk about the changes that are taking place to the sugar syrup over the 3 days.

 

 

 

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