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Activity

Crystal Making

What You'll Need

  • Two cups of sugar
  • One cup of boiling water
  • Food colouring
  • Wooden kebab sticks / skewers / chopsticks or pieces of string
  • A shallow bowl
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 6 - 8
  • Inside
  • Very Messy
Activity
There are many kinds of crystal
Like diamonds, salt and ice...
If you’d like to make some
Just follow my advice!

Getting Started:

  • Carefully stir the sugar into the cup of boiling water so that it dissolves fully.
  • Mix in a few drops of food colouring and leave the liquid to cool down to room temperature.
  • Now arrange your sticks or strings around the bowl, you could use some of each if you want!
  • If you’re using string and it looks like it’s going to fall into the bowl, tie one end to a teaspoon and let the other end hang into the bowl.
  • Now pour in the sugar solution, slowly and carefully. It should cover at least half the length of the sticks or string.
  • Cover the bowl with a plate or tea towel and leave it to stand for a few days – try not to peek!

Come back to it three days later and see what has happened!

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