Total Time
72hrs 8mins
Prep 72 hrs
Cook 8 mins

Kids love to watch these crystals form and then eat them!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 empty mayonnaise jar
  • 14 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package Kool-Aid
  • 1 barbecue skewer (we always used a clean nail, but RZ doesn't recognize "nail")
  • 1 length string
  • 1 pencil


  1. Fill a clean, empty mayonnaise jar with 1/4 cup boiling hot water. Slowly add 2 cups sugar and 1 package of Kool-Aid. Stir well.
  2. Attach a nail to one end of a string and pencil to the other end of the string.
  3. Place the pencil on the mouth of the jar so the nail hangs down into the thick sugar without touching the bottom of the jar.
  4. Place the jar in a warm place and let it stand for a few days. The water evaporates and colorful rocky sugar crystals form on the string.

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