Try This At Home!

Crystal Garden

You and your child will enjoy watching this beautiful crystal garden grow right in your own home!  

You will need:

  • 6-7 charcoal briquettes, or use small stones
  • shallow bowl
  • 6 tablespoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons laundry bluing (this can be tricky to find – look in the laundry section near bleach products.  It comes in a small blue bottle)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon ammonia
  • food coloring

Put the stones or charcoal in the shallow bowl.

Mix all other ingredients together, except food coloring.

Pour the mixture over the stones with a spoon. (If you have extra, cover and save it and add it over the next few days to keep it growing!)

Drop food coloring over the coated stones.

Crystals will begin to form in just 20 minutes!  Pour more solution and add more coloring every day and your crystals will continue to change and grow!