It didn't just stop with the Geode... Once a week my son has library day and he picked a book about crystals which lead to the above photo. This book taught us that crystals are everywhere, even at home! Starting with sugar and salt... OF COURSE! We had to make them next! This was such a fun project to do with my son! We did a salt and a sugar one but had the most fun with the sugar. It also reminds us of the sugar candy we can buy at the store!
Things needed for SUGAR CRYSTALS:
- Mason Jar
- 3 Cups Sugar
- Food Coloring
- String (12in. - not nylon)
- 1 Cup Water
- Stick (pencil)
Use your stick (pencil basically something you can balance on top of the mason jar-longest parenthesis ever) and in the center tie your yarn/string on to it. Start boiling your 1 cup of water, stir a cup at a time of the 3 cups of sugar till it all dissolves and add a few drops of food coloring. Be very careful because this liquid will be super hot!! Pour this into the very very clean mason jar then balance your stick/string so the that the strings dangles into the solution and is NOT touching the sides of the jar. Then set aside... Day by day check your mason jar out and the sugar crystals forming on the string.. Pull it out when you think it's ready! We waited four days and YES you can eat this! =)
Here is the link we learned this from!