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Do It
making crystals grab
  • a saucepan
  • a spoon
  • salt
  • water
  • food coloring
  • pieces of string
  • a cup
  • a plate
  1. Bundle your pieces of string at one end with a knot.
  2. Bring the water to a boil, add some salt and a couple drops of food coloring.
  3. Keep adding salt until no more salt dissolves.
  4. Pour the mixture into a cup.
  5. Hang your knot in the salt water and let it sit for a couple of days.
  6. When you come back to it you will have colorful crystals
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