OK you guys, I think I've fallen in love with another kids activity. These crystal stars are awesome! Any activity where I get to make something beautiful from bright rainbow colours, and I'm totally on board!
How to grow your own crystal necklace DIY with alum salt. Make crystals at home. This also works as a great science project for children or a cute original gift for a friend. Click through for the full tutorial / DIY including a printable step-by-step checklist.
This project uses hot tap water, not boiling water, so it's safer for young crystal growers. Place the crystal solution in the refrigerator and get sparkly needle-like crystals within a few minutes to a few hours. It's that easy! 1/2 cup Epsom salt 1/2 cup hot tap water food coloring (optional) instructions here: http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/ht/cupofcrystals.htm