Introduction: Crystal Geode Out of Borax and Ect.

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 Are you a rock or crystal lover? have you ever wanted to grow some crystal geode for less than 5.00$? now you can make crystal geode out of clay and borax! 
                                                                                                                  





NOTE: do not eat borax!!!    and this is first my instructable                                                       
            
                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                    
                            

Step 1: Things You Need:

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air dry clay , borax , water ,kettel 

Step 2: Sculpt Your Geode With Clay

 sulpt geode with clay but make sure you put food coloring with it! (any color)

Step 3: If You Want You Want to Make Your Geode More Realistic

 your geode will look kinda like  your color with spots with white in the back round. In the core of the geode add more food coloring in it. With your gloves on rub food coloring until it covers the whole core. 


note: add more food coloring if you need to 

Step 4: Let It Dry in Sun-light

 let it dry until very hard
it takes three days for it to dry rock hard

Step 5: Solution

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after three days pour borax in geode

Step 6: After Boil Let Kettel Sit for Five Mins

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 it will melt your geode after 5 mins it wont

Step 7: Pour

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pour water into geode

Step 8: Let It Sit for 5 Hours

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Step 9: Done After All That

 decorate in room or house

Step 10: All Done

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Comments

gabgra11 (author)2015-11-28

I feel like this instructable could be more detailed. I would love to try it, but the instructions are a little bit confusing, and lack detail. The idea is good though.

P.S. Congrats on your first instructable!

sjsquirrel (author)2014-12-03

You never actually say when to use the borax. I assume you pour the boiling water into the borax to dissolve it, then pour it into the geode.

flame2234 (author)2013-06-25

do you wait 5 mins then pore and will the water melt geode then after 5 mins it wont ? because it is confusing me when you said it will melt your geode after 5 mins it wont

flame2234 (author)2013-06-25

how much borax do you pore in geode plus why do you have to wait 3 days to dry and what do you mean by it will melt your geode after 5 mins it wont do you poor water in geode after you wait 5 mins then let dry in sun light?

lemonie (author)2009-11-18

You need a lot of patience to grow good crystals, less saturated solution, longer time, covered-up to reduce evaporation.

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artsgottagun (author)lemonie2010-01-07

you dident make this instructable

rimar2000 (author)2009-11-19

¿What is ect?  I could not find the meaning

Jack A Lopez (author)rimar20002009-11-26

I think "ect" is "etc", an abbreviation of "et cetera", only misspelled.

It's hard to say, but I think in context of this instructable, the et cetera refers to food coloring, mentioned briefly in Step 2.

I like the word "etc".  It's good for describing ambiguous uncompleted thoughts, and it's easier to spell than "je ne sais quoi"

rimar2000 (author)Jack A Lopez2009-11-26

Thanks, Jack.

The word, if it is "etc", is placed in bad place, I think. It is true that I don't speak English, but "borax and ect" it suggests me otherwise.

atombomb1945 (author)2009-11-18

So what does the finished product look like?

HarveyH44 (author)atombomb19452009-11-18

An ashtray full of milky fluid? :)

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