Kid's Corner

Flextangles are fun and easy to make paper fidget toys! Click the button above for video instructions -or- refer to the picture pattern to the left!

Candy Crystals 
  • 3 cups sugar (sucrose)

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • food coloring (optional)

  • flavoring (optional — good choices include cherry, peppermint, and cinnamon)

  • clean glass or plastic jar

  • wooden skewer or cotton string

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water. You can heat the sugar solution on the stove or in the microwave if you have trouble getting the sugar to dissolve.

  2. Add a few drops of food coloring and flavor, if desired.

  3. Allow the solution to cool a bit before pouring it into your jar. You don’t want to get burned!

  4. Pour the sugar solution into a jar. Place a wooden skewer into the jar or else hang a string into the middle of the jar, tied to a pencil or butter knife.

  5. Place the container somewhere it won’t be disturbed. You may wish to cover the jar with a paper towel or coffee filter to allow evaporation while keeping the crystal solution clean.

  6. It may take a few days to get good crystal growth. If you see crystals forming on the top of the jar, you can remove them and eat them. If you leave them, these crystals will compete with your stick or string for sugar and will reduce the size of your crystals.

  7. Remove the crystals and enjoy them! If you want to store the crystals before eating them, keep them in an airtight container so humidity in the air won’t make the rock candy sticky.

Fibonacci Lemonade

Lemon Juice

SImpleIce or a spoon for slow pouring 

(Food Coloring (optional but makes it pretty)


 (1 cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup water) Syruptheice free strategy is much harder)

  1. Add the proportions of lemon juice and simple syrup indicated below to your liquid measuring cup.

  2. Add food coloring if desired.

  3. Fill measuring cup to the 4 oz. (1/2 cup) line.

  4. Stir to blend all ingredients in your measuring cup.

  5. Slowly pour a layer from your measuring cup into your drink glasses. You want to pour directly onto an ice cube, the ice cubes are there to slow down your liquid as it goes down the cup and to help keep the layers distinct. (You can pour the first layer normally)

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