Post a Day 2013/2014

Day 73. I grew a crystal

Snowflake before adding the water.
Snowflake before adding the water.

Lydia gave me and Gene a “grow your own crystals” kit a while ago and recently I just got around to making it! I put the paper snowflake together, placed it in the base, and poured special water (provided) onto the base. It was super easy and fun to watch. Within hours tiny crystals were growing.

All the water I put into the base was sucked up in less than 24 hours. The final product didn’t look exactly like I thought it would, but it was still cool. It looked more like snow than crystals to me, but lots of crystals close together could make a snow-like appearance. I wish I had a magnifying glass so I could look at the finished product closer.

After! All the crystals are now on the snowflake.
After! All the crystals are now on the snowflake.

I’m glad I got around to making it! For now it’s just gonna hang out on my mantelpiece and look pretty. 🙂

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