How to Grow a Crystal

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Introduction: How to Grow a Crystal

in this Instructable I will show you how to grow a crystal.
(the picture below is a little blurry but the crystal looks beautiful when the facets catch the light)
Items needed
Borax
Thread
Button
Food coloring
measuring implements
Jar
Water

Step 1: Make Your Gethering Implement

the gathering implement gathers all the tiny crystals.

Step 2: Heat Up Some Water

heat ups some water so that when you add the borax it will disolve.

Step 3: Add Coloring

add 4-6 drops of food coloring i used blue but you can use any color but blue stands out the most.

Step 4: Add Water

add some water it doesn't amtter how much about half it good but I will leave that up to you.

Step 5: Add Borax

add 10-12 table-spoons of borax 1 at a time and stir inbetween.

Step 6: Add Button

just put your button on the pencil in the jar.

Step 7: After 2 Hours

this is what it looks like after 2 hours.

Step 8: Finished!

now you are finished when you are done your crystal is done you should take it out when it looks like the picture below.

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    YEAH NOT I TRIED IT ITS A BUNCH OF SH##!!!!

    I tried it and it didn't really look like a crystal :( it looked like a blob of blue, pressed-together sand.

    I Did this for My Science Expierement And Iht Grew I Was So Happy :) And Mines Is Blue Just Like That . :) !

    where would i find borax?

    Hey, can I, by using a lot og water a lot og borax Them create a EXTRA BIG bulky and pointy rough shapes crystal? And by using no colour make it a clear crystal? ;)
    And if its possible, do I then have to be careful with it, cause' I wanna use it for a fantasy movie/video about a magic crystal, but the wielder of it only has to have it in hos hands, let a dude lie his hans on it, and the wielder needs to raidet it to sky in his hands ib the end?

    umm i would like to see a video next time instead of a slide show i don't know what you are showing me. 

    could you plz take some pics in macro? almost all cameras have the setting, and we'd be able to see what the crystals look like.