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grow crystalsScience Experiment Grow a Crystal Garden

Grow a delightful garden full of colorful crystals. This makes a wonderful science experiment to add to a unit on crystals or earth science. It's fun for preschoolers through high schoolers.

Amount :

6 tablespoons Salt
1 tablespoon Ammonia
6 tablespoon Bluing -- liquid
(In your store's laundry section)

Food coloring
6 tablespoons Water


1. Combine salt, bluing, water and ammonia. Pour over small pieces of rock or coal in a shallow GLASS OR CHINA bowl.

2. Drip food coloring on top, if desired. Crystals will begin to grow soon. Add water occasionally to keep crystals growing. You'll probably want to place dish on a tray or wooden board as crystals grow over the sides of the bowl.

3. Do not move or bump you garden.


Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at Kids Crafts  

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