Here is our photo journal of growing crystals.
|Rain water, and crystal growing kit.|
|Weighing the crystal formula to be mixed in water.|
|Adding the powder to the water and then mixing well.|
|Adding the stones to the base for the crystals to grow on.|
|Pouring the crystal growing mix into the container over the stones.|
|Adding some extra crystal growing powder this is the seed the crystals grow from.|
From here the crystal bath was put in a warm room on a shelf not to be disturbed. And the wait began.
After a week - no crystals
After two weeks I was a little upset and about to throw out the mix when .....
After a few more days of patiently waiting I took the lid off the crystal bath. This turned out to be key as now evaporation of the fluid could take place at a faster rate and we could actually see crystals growing.
|Once all the water had evaporated we touched the crystals |
and were surprised that they were rock hard.
|A few days after all the water had dried |
It wasn't as pretty but still interesting.
|Looking at crystals|
|Crystals through the eye piece of the microscope.|