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- Vicky Bryant (found on internet)
- 1 glass jar or drinking glass
- 1 piece of cotton string
- 1 pencil or stick
- 1 paper clip
- 1 food coloring (optional)
- 1 cup (225 ml) water
- 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
- Additional sugar
- Tie a short piece of cotton string to the middle of the pencil or stick.
- Attach a paper clip to the end of the string for a weight.
- Moisten the string very lightly, and roll in a bit of sugar (this will "attract" the sugar crystals from the syrup to the string).
- Place the pencil or stick over the top of the glass or jar with the string hanging down inside.
- Heat the water to boiling, and dissolve the 2 cups (475 ml) of sugar into it.
- For the biggest crystals FAST, heat the sugar-water solution a SECOND time, and dissolve as much additional sugar as you can into it.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to the solution if desired.
- Pour the solution into the prepared glass or jar and leave undisturbed for a couple of days.
- Depending on how much sugar you were able to dissolve into the water, you should start to see crystals growing in a few hours to a few days.
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