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How To Make Sugar Crystals

Ethan and I have been seeing a new TikTok trend of making sugar crystals and we just HAD to do it! I had to google the instructions but once we found it we adjusted it and we have managed to get it to work!

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • Mason jars
  • String
  • Edible glitter
  • Food coloring
  • Straws


The day before starting your sugar crystal experiment, cut a piece of string a little longer than your jars. Tie one end of the string to a straw. Tie a knot in the other end. 

Get the strings wet and coat them in sugar. Let them dry overnight.


The following day add four cups of sugar and one cup of water to a saucepan and heat until boiling.  This will form your supersaturated solution. Stir until the sugar is dissolved but be careful not to heat the sugar so much that it starts to turn into candy. Keep the temperature right at 210 degrees. 

Remove the sugar from the heat and pour your sugar mixture into the jars. 

Add edible food coloring to each jar and add some edible glitter if desired.


Lower the string into the jar and place the jars in a safe place.  Let the sugar crystals form for up to a week depending how they are growing.

After a week they should look something like this!


Ethan didn’t end up getting them as they weren’t coming out of the jar as I think we put too much liquid in! They are brilliant though and look fabulous when held up to the light. It is something we will try again with granulated sugar and see if that makes any difference. We might also try glitter and food colouring next time!

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