Geodes Craft

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We love science! This DIY Geode is sure to inspire a zeal for science in your kids too. Watch the crystals form in just 4 days!

STEP 1: Gather your supplies: detergent booster*, white pipe cleaners, string, scissors, three heat-safe glass jars, a measuring cup, food coloring, and three clothes pins.

*Please note that due to some ingredients, this craft is for children over 12 only.

STEP 2: To create the base for the crystal, wrap the pipe cleaners to form a coil to create a dome-like shape. Try to make the disc as dense as possible, with not very much empty space. The denser the coil, the better, as the crystals need something to adhere to. Cut three, 10 inch long pieces of string and thread one through the outer ring of each coil. Wrap the other end of the string around the clothespin and set aside.

STEP 3: Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into each of the three heat safe jars. Put 20 drops of food coloring in each jar of water. Place the jars in the microwave and cook on high heat for three minutes. Carefully remove the jars from the microwave with an oven mitt, as they will be very hot. Then pour 1/2 cup of detergent booster in each jar while slowly stirring. Make sure that all of the borax is thoroughly dissolved in each jar.

STEP 4: Lower a pipe cleaner coil on a string in each solution and rest the clothespin on the rim of the jar. Place aside and let the geodes form for 3 to 4 days. After 3 or 4 days, remove the new geodes from the solution and allow to dry on a paper towel. Cut off the string and enjoy your new crystal geodes!

Comments for Geodes Craft

kacey:
February 12, 2020

cool

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makayla:
April 3, 2020

I think it is cool too

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jayden:
April 22, 2020

Me too i just did it today.

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Jayden:
April 23, 2020

Yeah kinda weird but a fun thing to do when your bored.

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Alex:
April 29, 2020

Cool

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denita:
July 3, 2020

nice

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Alex:
April 29, 2020

This cool to do

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Alex2011:
April 29, 2020

Ya this cool!!!

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jordan:
May 1, 2020

Ya so ghetto.

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Melia:
May 21, 2020

Can’t wait to try this 🙂

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sierra:
June 5, 2020

espeisially know that corona virus popped up outta nowhere really fun

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sierra:
June 5, 2020

really fun to do right know

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Jose:
July 24, 2020

i liked it I will try it ;) :D

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vale:
July 29, 2020

I think this manual work i very cool

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