Looking for a fun activity with kids. Go no further. It does take a week to grow, but let me tell you, it is worth watching their faces everyday. My kids checked, and checked, and checked each day and watched their candy grow. It is super easy but needs an adults help. Hot sugar is NOT for young children to touch. I handled cooking the sugar. After it cooled a bit I put it in the jars and let the kids add the color they wanted. I pretty much finished up the project but they were watching closely. When it was all grown and finished I let them help me break it….and then eat it of course. Lots of fun!