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:
July 3, 2022

cool

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makayla:
July 3, 2022

I think it is cool too

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jayden:
July 3, 2022

Me too i just did it today.

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Jayden:
July 3, 2022

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

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Alex:
July 3, 2022

Cool

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denita:
July 3, 2022

nice

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Alex:
July 3, 2022

This cool to do

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Alex2011:
July 3, 2022

Ya this cool!!!

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jordan:
July 3, 2022

Ya so ghetto.

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Melia:
July 3, 2022

Can’t wait to try this 🙂

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Hanna Romanovich:
July 3, 2022

You should try this

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sierra:
July 3, 2022

espeisially know that corona virus popped up outta nowhere really fun

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sierra:
July 3, 2022

really fun to do right know

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Jose:
July 3, 2022

i liked it I will try it ;) :D

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vale:
July 3, 2022

I think this manual work i very cool

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Raiden Cooley:
July 3, 2022

Yeah this is amazing

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Raiden Cooley:
July 3, 2022

I have a geode

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liam:
July 3, 2022

i have not tried it yet but it looks cool

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Laura:
July 3, 2022

super cool cant wait to try it out

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