Heart-Shaped Rock Candy {Made with Pipe Cleaners}

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.

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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).

First thing I did was shape my pipe cleaner into a heart shape. Then I checked to make sure it would fit in the jar without touching the bottom or sides.

DIY Heart-shaped Rock Candy. How to make it with pipe cleaners. www.entirelyeventfulday.com #valentines #candy #hearts

I make the sugar mixture, added coloring, and poured it into a Mason jar. I then suspended the pipe-cleaner heart in the jar.

DIY Heart-shaped Rock Candy. How to make it with pipe cleaners. www.entirelyeventfulday.com #valentines #candy #hearts

And then I let it sit on my kitchen counter for three days. Good thing I'm not a neat freak.

DIY Heart-shaped Rock Candy. How to make it with pipe cleaners. www.entirelyeventfulday.com #valentines #candy #hearts

Eventually, I got this cute little love token.

DIY Heart-shaped Rock Candy. How to make it with pipe cleaners. www.entirelyeventfulday.com #valentines #candy #hearts

My kids loved watching the crystals develop over time.

DIY Heart-shaped Rock Candy. How to make it with pipe cleaners. www.entirelyeventfulday.com #valentines #candy #hearts

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!

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