Crystal Gardens

"A great project to do with the kids."
 
Crystal Gardens created by DianaEatingRichly
Ready In:
5mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
536870911 1/2 crystals
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ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons starch
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon ammonia
  • 6 tablespoons bluing
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directions

  • Combine salt, bluing, water and ammonia.
  • Pour over small pieces of rock or coal in a shallow GLASS or CHINA bowl.
  • Drip food coloring on top if desire.
  • Crystals will begin to grow soon.
  • Add water occasionally to keep crystals growing.
  • You'll probably want to place the dish on a tray or wooden board as crystals grow over the sides of the bowl.

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  1. Sue L.
    I haven't made it yet, but I plan to. I am assuming the corn starch is just added to the rest of the stuff.
     
  2. DianaEatingRichly
    This is so cool! It is s low to evaporate in our moist climate, but we've loved watching it. I just added some food coloring to see how that changes it.
     
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    Crystal Gardens Created by DianaEatingRichly
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    Crystal Gardens Created by DianaEatingRichly
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    Crystal Gardens Created by DianaEatingRichly

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