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Homemade Rock Candy #FAIL #KidsintheKitchen

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I was never a great student in science. I mean I did enjoy it but it didn’t always make total sense to me. Maybe that’s why I completely botched our homemade Rock Candy experience.

Shae wasn’t too sure what rock candy was until I showed her a picture of it online. I asked if she wasn’t to make some and she was excited. I figured this was something she was going to be able to see results over a few days making it really fun and interactive. I was wrong wrong wrong.

Shae was a great help with the stove work. She poured the water and sugar and helped stir but when it came to pouring I was in charge.

Rock Candy #Fail #kidsinthekitchen

The gorgeous blue color reminded me of the Caribbean Sea and I thought we would have some pretty Rock Candy to eat afterwards.

Rock Candy #Fail #kidsinthekitchen

Something happened. The day after pouring it into the jar there was NOTHING to see.

Rock Candy #Fail #kidsinthekitchen

According to everything I read I was supposed to reboil and add sugar, so I did. I knew from the looks of the mixture after the reboil and sugar addition it wasn’t going to turn out well. I was right. Within an hour it had turned into a solid block of sugar with skewer sticking out of it.

Oh well.. Shae had fun helping to make it and had a few laughs when it didn’t turn out so well.

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  1. Betty Baez says

    aaw 🙁 i’ve never attempted to make rock candy i remember it was my favorite growing up…that is a pretty ocean blue color!

  2. My kids love making rock candy! Thanks for inviting us to share 🙂 Following you now!

  3. Linda S says

    Oh no! I love the blue color, but I am disappointed your daughter did not see the amazing crystal candies clinking to the stick. I guess we call this a learning experience, eh?
    I had heard of Kids in the Kitchen linky and have been looking for it this week. So glad you found me and left a comment for me!
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  4. Hehe! I am a bit shy and I read here often but do not comment much but this one forced me to. It brought back memories of watching my mom try to make it and for the very first time in my life hearing her utter a curse word! My eyes must have gotten round as saucers and at least three times as round as she had wished those candies to turn out! Great blog, thanks for the cute memories!!

  5. thanks for stopping by Hands-on Homeschooler and spotting my frozen strawberry yogurt pops. i’ve added them to you linky.

  6. Aw, man!! 🙁 So sorry it didn’t turn out!

    DEFINITELY try it again!

  7. MaryAnn says

    My son would have so much fun making this. It looks like a great rainy day project.


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