Fall Science Grow Pumpkin Shaped Crystals
We’re doing fall science today at Green Kid Crafts! Grow your own crystals at home with this easy STEM activity for kids. If you haven’t grown crystals at home it’s really easy and kids see results in just a couple days. The process of growing crystals is visual and kids can document their observations in class or at home as an extended learning activity.
- Orange pipe cleaners
- Pumpkin shaped cookie cutter
- Twine, string or ribbon
- Popsicle stick
Directions For Making Crystals
- Bend the pipe cleaner around the cookie cutter so it forms the shape of a pumpkin and then twist the ends together.
- Tie string to the pumpkin
- Boil 2 cups of water and add 1/2 cup of Borax in the boiling water. Stir until the Borax dissolves. If it’s not fully dissolved the project won’t work as well.
- Hang the pumpkin shape in a jar by securing the loose end of the string to a popsicle stick.
- Pour the water mixture into the jar making sure the pumpkin is fully submerged.
- Watch the crystals grow over the next day or two.
Green Kid Craft Boxes Make Great Gifts
Let kids’ imaginations run wild with these fun and educational science projects! We have created a Kitchen Science Discovery Box that will inspire your pint-sized scientist with three creative STEM science experiments. Our Kitchen Science activities for kids demonstrate how the addition of a few special ingredients can make everyday household materials extra-exciting. The Discovery Box includes supplies and instructions for three amazing projects: Homemade Soap! Fizzy Bath Bombs! and a Volcano! Through these projects, kiddos will (safely) learn about chemical reactions by watching baking soda react to citric acid (Fizzy Bath Bombs) and vinegar (Volcano). They’ll also have a blast at bath time too!