Home Grown Crystals

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If you just want to grow a mass of crystals or a crystal garden, you can pour your saturated solution over a substrate rocks, brick, sponge , cover the setup with a paper towel or coffee filter to keep out dust and allow the liquid to slowly evaporate..I let mine grow for about 20 hours, and the crystals got quite big! Remember to wear gloves anytime you are adding eggs to the dye bath or taking them out, as it can really stain your hands. Gently rinse off your finished crystals and allow to dry..This is a collection of crystal growing projects you can do with materials you either have at home or can get at a store or online. To grow crystals from common chemicals that dissolve in water, the general steps you take are Dissolve as much solid in hot to boiling water as you can. This makes a saturated solution..I was a geology major in college and getting to see how crystals grow was a real treat. Note another great project for kids is homemade playdough ! With this project, you can grow smaller crystals, like druzy quartz, larger crystals like amethyst, or shapes like trees or stars..Home Grown Crystals The most common homemade crystals are rock candy which can be produced with sugar, a skewer, a clothespin, a glass, water, heat and patience. First make a supersaturated solution of sugar water, adding sugar to boiling water a little at a time until the sugar no longer dissolves..

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