This experiment is perfect for any day but will work best if you have a sunny day and want crystals FAST!
Please wear appropriate clothing including apron, gloves, suitable shoes and clothing.
You Will Need:
First, a sunny day isn’t required, however will help! For this experiment, you will need rapid evaporation of the water to form the crystals, so select somewhere that’s warm and dry to grow the crystals (preferably a sunny porch or window is great).
Use scissors to cut black (or another dark colour) construction paper so that it will fill the bottom of the pan.
Put the construction paper in the pan and pour the salt solution over the paper. Then put the pan in the place you have selected to grow the crystals. As the water evaporates, you will start to see lots of spiky crystals. Have fun! TOP TIP: Use a magnifying glass to see your crystals up-close!
- This is one of the fastest and least toxic methods of growing crystals. Epsom Salt should be used over normal salt as the crystals wont have the same effect as they would with normal salt.
- Wash your hands after working with Epsom salts. Don’t drink the solution and avoid spilling on yourself.
- Experiment with adding water colours or food colouring to the salt solution for different colours of crystals.
NOTE: BEFORE USING ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED PLEASE READ ANY SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS TO THIS PRODUCT BEFORE USAGE.
PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE A PATCH TEST.
APC Pure does not accept any responsibility, this is a guide only.