by Samantha Hall

In this fun and yummy science experiment, you'll learn how to make an edible candy crystal forming around a string, a perfect diy project for holiday celebration to decorate Christmas trees with real sweets you can eat!

What you need

  • cane sugar
  • water
  • microwave safe container
  • glass jar
  • pencil
  • food coloring
  • string

Note: adult supervision is recommended.

How to make it

  1. Pour 3 cups sugar into a microwave safe container
  2. Add 2 cups of water, stir it up thoroughly until the solution dissolves
  3. Set it on high inside microwave for 2 minutes, take it out and stir again
  4. Put in on microwave on high again for another 2 minutes, and stir one more time
  5. Add about 7 drops of food coloring of your choice (can be green, red, blue, orange, etc.) and stir again
  6. Transfer the whole solution to a glass jar
  7. Take the pencil and tie the string around the middle of it, then cut he string so its length is shorter the the height of the glass jarr
  8. Soak the string into the solution inside the jar, then take it out and lay it to dry on the sheet of was paper; wait for the solution to cool down to room temperature
  9. Soak the dry string into the solution again and leave it there for at least 1 week. Pull it out and watch miracle happen as the sugary liquid crystallize around the string!