in ,

How to Make Crystals Video for Kids

                                          How to Make Crystals

A crystal can be defined as a solid material that has all of its atoms, molecules or ions in an ordered pattern extending in all three dimensions. Every crystal has a different structure and different properties. Making borax crystals is a well-known kids’ craft.

Requirements: –

  • Borax powder
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Clear glass container
  • Measuring spoon
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Food coloring
  • Pencil

Procedure: –

  • Create a particular structure like stars, coils etc. by using the pipe cleaners.
  • Take some water in a pot and start boiling it.
  • Add some of the food colorings to the boiling water.
  • Pour the water into the glass container.
  • Now add the borax powder to the water. Add only one tbsp at a time and keep stirring.
  • Tie one end of the thread to the pipe cleaner structure and another end to a pencil.
  • Hang the pipe cleaner structure in the container in such a way that the pencil is placed on the top of the container.
  • Make sure that the structure does not touch the base or the sides of the jar.
  • Leave the container undisturbed overnight and in the morning, you will get pretty borax crystals.

How the crystals are formed: –

A suspension of borax is created when mixed with water. It contains solid particles large enough to make the liquid appear cloudy.