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If you found an ad for this instructable in the back of a comic book, it would read something like:"Amaze your friends by growing a crystal tree out ...
Gathering the ingredients is probably the most difficult step. To grow your Magic Crystal Tree, you'll need:- Mrs Stewart's Bluing- Table salt- Househ...
For this Instructable, I made a tree formed out of two cardboard triangles, roughly 2" at the base and about 3.5" high. If you'd prefer some form of u...
If you like, you can add a little color to your shape by putting drops of food coloring on the edges. The food coloring will soak into the cardboard. ...
The "Magic" Solution -- Mix together:- 1 tablespoon water- 1 tablespoon salt- 1 tablespoon bluing- 1/2 tablespoon household ammoniaI put everything in...
Wait... Wait a little longer... More waiting... (First sign of growth showed up at around the one hour mark...)
The tree after 12 hours. You can keep your crystal shape growing indefinately, by adding more water/salt solution to the bowel.
The salt solution is wicked up into the cardboard tree via capillary action. Water evaporates from the surface of the tree, forcing the salt to crysta...
I set up a Canon PowerShot A40 with remote capture software to take one picture every minute. The halogen desk lamp overhead is an attempt to provide...
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