Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Firework Crystals

Items you will need:
* White Construction Paper
* Large Jar Lid (or something similar)
* Food Coloring
* Craft Stick
* Epsom Salts
* Water
* Glue
* Scissors
* Measuring Cup
* Tablespoon


1. Cut a circle (or whatever shape your lid or container is) out of the white construction paper to fit inside the jar lid (or other container). Glue the circle to the inside of the lid. Let it dry before continuing.

2. Fill the measuring cup with water. Add four tablespoons of Epsom salts and mix well with the craft stick. Pour the mixture into the lid. Add a few drops of food coloring.

3. Place the lid in a safe spot where it will not be bumped or disturbed. Let it stand for one day. Once the crystals have set, you can examine them and observe the needle-shaped crystals that you created. They should resemble starburst fireworks.

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