How to Make Homemade Syrup? Solar Sun Syrup for Kids

Creating solar sun syrup is fun to do and tastes great too!  This activity does take a lot of time so make sure you start early on a bright and sunny day.  This makes a great Science Project, Earth Day Activity, Camp Activity or just something fun to do with the kids at home!  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own solar sun syrup.



Materials: 2 cups of berries cut in half (strawberries, blueberries or raspberries)

1 1/2 cups sugar (use less sugar is you would like low sugar syrup)

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

plastic wrap

1 pot

1 cake pan

Jar or container to store syrup


Step 1: Place berries, sugar and lemon juice in the pot and mix together.

Step 2: Let mixture sit for 45 minutes or until berries look juicy.

Step 3: Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 7 minutes.

Step 4: Pour mixture into cake pan, let cool.

Step 5: When the mixture has cooled wrap pan with plastic wrap and place outside in the sun for 5 – 7 hours. The mixture will thicken into a syrup.

Step 6: Pour syrup into container and store refrigerator.

Step 7: Enjoy over pancakes or waffles!!