-mason jar/container with lid
to start, i put half a cup of sugar in a small mason jar. you can make any amount, just make sure 1/4 of the container is empty.
now, put one or two drops of food coloring and a tiny tiny bit of water. shut the lid and shake! nothing will happen at first, so then stir some with a spoon then shake more.
i kept mine in the mason jar because it looks pretty and it will remind me to make cupcakes.