This rock candy took three days to make. The good news: there is enough time for you to make some before Valentine's Day. The bad news: um, it took three days to make. It's cute though, right? You should make some Heart-shaped Rock Candy for your Valentine's Day festivities.
This is the YouTube video I used to learn how to make it. I took pictures of my process but this lady is way better at it than I am. And I'm sure if you have experience making rock candy that you will be way better at it than I am too (not hard).
I make the sugar mixture, added coloring, and poured it into a Mason jar. I then suspended the pipe-cleaner heart in the jar.
And then I let it sit on my kitchen counter for three days. Good thing I'm not a neat freak.
Eventually, I got this cute little love token.
My kids loved watching the crystals develop over time.
Confession: I was seriously not as good as the lady in the YouTube video at making rock candy... seriously. My sugar solution crystalized a lot more than hers did.
Good luck and Happy Love Day!