a disposable clear clean jar, very hot water
(but not boiling), salt or sugar, pencil,
string, button, a spoon, and an observation
jar with hot water.
stir in salt or sugar until it will no
a pencil to one end of a string and a button
to the other end.
the button-end of the string into the
solution until the pencil rests on top of
the jar in a draft-free, quiet location for
one to two weeks.
day, observe the jar and record your
observations in a journal.
check daily for scum, which may collect on
the water’s surface. Using a spoon,
clear away any scum, in order to promote
In about one to two weeks, crystals will
form on the string.