Growing Crystals For Kids - Crystal Rainbow
- August 08, 2020
- Lisa Goldberg
- DIY for kids
This crystal rainbow experiment is the perfect project to satisfy any kid’s rainbow craving. It’s super easy and only takes 2-3 hours for the crystals to form nicely.
This crystal rainbow experiment is the perfect project to satisfy any kid’s rainbow craving.
It’s super easy and only takes 2-3 hours for the crystals to form nicely.
- Borax (found in laundry section)
- pipe cleaners in rainbow colors
- a pencil or stick that is longer than the glass/jar’s opening
- cotton balls
- wide-mouth jar or a glass bowl
- adult supervision
- Using one pipe cleaner as the anchor, tie one end of the rainbow colored pipe cleaners onto it.
- Bend them into a half circle.
- Tie the other end of the pipe cleaners onto the anchor pipe cleaner. Cut the excess.
- Fill the bowl with water to around three quarters full. Then using a measuring cup, measure the amount of water used.
- Boil the water in a pan under adult supervision.
- Carefully pour the boiling water into the bowl.
- Dissolve plenty of Borax into the hot water. For each cup of water, I used 3 tablespoons of Borax.
- Stir the water until all the powder has dissolved or the powder left at the bottom cannot dissolve further. This phenomenon is called saturation.
- Tie the rainbow you’ve made onto a twine. I tied it on the anchor pipe cleaner and hanged the rainbow upside down.
- Tie the other end of the twin onto a pencil or stick and submerge it into the Borax solution. Make sure the rainbow is fully submerged and not touching the side of the bowl.
- Put the bowl in an area where it won’t be disturbed for the next few hours.
- Crystals should start forming immediately and a layer of crystals will cover the pipe cleaner completely within 3 hours. Wait another hour or two if you want a thicker rainbow.
- When it’s grown to the desired size, take it out to dry.
- Glue cotton balls onto the bottom.
- Unlike growing crystals using sugar or salt, crystallization using Borax is relatively fast. Crystals can be seen forming as early as two hours after the glass is set aside.
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In this experiment, Borax powder was dissolved into the water until the solution is saturated, meaning no more powder can be absorbed by the water.
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