Monday, January 19, 2009

Crystal Magic!!

Don't worry, i have not gone over the deep end. Don't let the title scare you!!!
This past week or so I saw this cool experiment on a very cool blog, Mom in Madison. She has lots more cool stuff. I remember being a kid and doing the sugar crystal experiment but that seemed to take so long. This one is fast and like magic!
I did it with the kids in the evening....everyone was antsy and we needed a distraction. They loved it! When we first checked it in the morning there was nothing...i was so bummed. But within a hour at the most they started to appear. And appear! And appear! Mitchie sat there for ages with a magnifying glass in hand hoping and waiting for one to appear before his eyes.
After a certain amount of time they stopped growing, so i took them out of the jar and let them dry and now they live happily on our windowsill.
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Anonymous said...

Oh, fun! We can't wait to do these. I just have to get out of the house to get some Borax.

Brown Family Blog said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing. I wanted to see these after our conversation.:o)

leslie said...

this is fabulous! i will try this with the girls. i remember trying something like this as a kid as well.

The Tripp Family said...

they may be faster than sugar, but definitely not as yummy! I love Avery's face in that picture, so pretty!

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