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First boil the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves.

If you want to you can add food coloring to the sugar water.

Now pour the sugar water into the mason jar.

Tie string around the pencil so that when the pencil is set on the mason jar rim the string doesn't quite touch the bottom of the jar.

Now wait about three days to a week for the crystals to from and take the string out, Which should be covered in crystals.

  • 1.0c sugar
  • 2.0c water
  • 6.0in Tall Mason Jar
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Food coloring (optional)