Grow a crystal garden

Epsom Salt crystals

Grow a crystal garden

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Epsom salt crystals are sparkling clear crystals that grow quickly and easily.  A fun, safe science experiment, growing a crystal garden can often take a long time.  But epsom salt crystal only take a few hours to overnight to change their shape and form into intricate works of beauty.  Add a little food coloring and let the magic begin!

What you need:

What you do:

  1. Add 1 cup of Epsom salt to the glass jar.
  2. Warm 1 cup of water for 1 minute in microwave.
  3. Add food color to the warm water.
  4. Pour the warm, colored water into the jar with salt.
  5. Stir until salt is mostly dissolved.
  6. Put the jar in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Move the jar to the refrigerator and leave it overnight, crystals may begin to grow as quickly as 3 hours.
  8. Once crystals are present and a size you like, carefully pour out the extra liquid.