Add about ¾ cup (200 ml) of sugar to the water, and stir the solution well.
Pour the solution into the jar. Make sure that the jar you selected can withstand the temperature (a glass should work).
Suspend the string from a pencil.
Submerge the string in the solution.
The sugar crystals will grow slowly on the string over a period of several days.
If you want the string to hang straight in the jar, tie a weight to the bottom of the string.
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