Trim down your skewers to a reasonable size to fit in whatever jars or cups that you will be using. You'll also want to get rid of the point. Dip them in water, then roll in sugar.
Let the sticks dry completely and set aside. This will give the sugar a base (something to stick to when it starts to crystallize).
Heat water on med-high heat. When it simmers begin adding sugar until you reach a 1:2 to just shy of a 1:3 water sugar ratio. It will get to a point where it takes quite a bit of stirring to get the sugar to dissolve. Remove from heat.
Ladle the syrup into your jars using a funnel to catch spills. Add food coloring and flavorings to each jar, if you’d like.
Allow the syrup in the jars to cool down a bit. Warm or room temperature. Attach a clothespin to each skewer (the ones you dipped in sugar and let dry) and place in the jar.
Place your jars in a safe location and watch the crystals grow!