It’s Christmas time and that means there is a lot of magic in the air. Sometimes Christmas magic comes from Christmas spirit, but other times it’s made with a little help from good, old-fashioned science.
Today, we’re going to look at how to create a magic Christmas tree using Christmas science with the help of Curiosity on YouTube.
Let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
- Blotting Paper
- 1 Tbsp. Household Ammonia
- 6 Tbsp. Table Salt
- 6 Tbsp. Warm Water
- 6 Tbsp. Liquid Laundry Bluing
- Small Container
- Small Dish or Saucer
- Food Coloring
Cut your tree shape out of the blotting paper. To get a good three dimensional tree, cut out two identical shapes. Then, cut a vertical slit in the bottom of one that goes halfway up. Cut a vertical slit in the other one that goes halfway down. Turn the two pieces so they are at right angles to each other and put them together using the slits.
Mix 1 tablespoon of household ammonia, 6 tablespoons of table salt, 6 tablespoons of warm water and 6 tablespoons of liquid laundry bluing in a small container. Stir the mixture until the salt is dissolved.
Place a few drops of food coloring on the blotting paper wherever you want your tree to grow crystals.
Place your tree in a small dish or saucer and pour the liquid into the dish and wait for your tree to grow crystals. You can even decorate it afterward.
If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can create an entire scene.
With a little help from science, you can create a magic Christmas tree to help you celebrate the holidays. You can also try making a Christmas tree from your Click-A-Bricks. The mostly green and brown Rainforest Rascals set makes a great tree and then you can use your other sets to decorate it and make it colorful.