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Grow Edible Crystals

This fun project combines science with art. Crystals are beautiful to look at and study. Now you can grow your own, draw them and then eat them!

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c water
  • Popsicle Stick


  • Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. 
  • Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. 
  • Bring to the boil, stirring constantly. 
  • When it starts to boil stop stirring and let boil 1 minute. 
  • Put either a popsicle stick in a glass or tie a string to the middle of one and lay the stick across the top of the glass. Letting the string dangle to the bottom of the glass.
  • Slowly pour the syrup into the glass. You might want to run hot water over the glass first or use something plastic.
  • Let stand, until cool, and watch your crystals form
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