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I love crystals and especially geodes, so how could I pass up the chance to turn some empty egg shells into crystal filled geodes. I saw it here at ...
Supplies: 1 empty (blown) egg shell Pointed scissors Glue Paint brush Alum (6+ Tbs. per color) 2 plastic or glass cups Easter egg dyes (you c...
First take your empty egg shell and divide it in to, two pieces, lengthwise. I took a pair of pointed scissors and started cutting down one side fr...
Squirt a little glue into each shell half
and use the paint brush to spread the glue all over the inside of the egg shell. Sprinkle alum crystals (powder) all over the glue. Let this dry f...
Lay each shell half in the bottom of its own plastic or glass cup, with the cut/seeded side up.
Put 1 cup water in the bowl. This water needs to be hot. Room temperature water can only hold so much dissolved medium (by medium I mean things li...
I added a color pellet, to the water and let it dissolve, making, in this case a nice orange color.
I then slowly added 6 tablespoons of alum, stirring as I went, (it bubbled a little at first) the goal being to dissolve all the alum; this means no...
If you have stirred for what seems like FOREVER yet you still have crystals in the bottom of the bowl,
put the solution in the microwave for 30 more seconds and stir again. That should do the trick. Let the solutions sit at least 15 minutes but no m...
Pour half of your solution over each egg half ( again it fuzzed a little, I think it was reaction between the Calcium carbonate in the shell and the...
Using a spoon, remove each egg shell from the solution. Pour off any extra solution and place the egg geode on some paper towels to dry.
One thing I noticed was that the dye was mainly absorbed by the egg shell, not by the crystals. Yet the crystals are transparent enough that they r...
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