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School science fair coming up? Don't worry: We've got step-by-step instructions to dozens of science projects in this Howcast video series, including how to build an erupting volcano, how to make glow-in-the-dark art, how to make a weather barometer, how to make disappearing ink, how to make 3-D glasses, and how to make a marshmallow gun.
You Will Need
- Several charcoal briquette pieces
- A wide, deep soup bowl
- A mixing bowl
- 2 tbsp. bluing
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. ammonia
- A bowl
- Food coloring
Rinse the charcoal
Rinse the charcoal briquettes. Leave it damp, but not soaking.
Put the charcoal in the container
Arrange the charcoal in the bottom of the soup bowl.
Mix the ingredients
Mix the bluing, water, salt, and ammonia together in a separate bowl.
Pour mixture on the charcoal
Saturate the charcoal by pouring the mixture of over it.
Sprinkle food coloring
Gently sprinkle drops of food coloring over the coals.
Set the mixture aside
Set the mixture aside where it will not be disturbed.
Check on the mixture
Check on your mixture after a day or two and you will see the beginnings of beautiful and shimmering crystals.