Grow Your Own Crystal Garden in Hours

My kids love crystals. It is the one thing we always buy at gift shops, no matter where we are. They are fascinating, even for adults. What is even more exciting is to grow them at home. Now you can, and quickly with the Astra Best Toys for Kids award winning Thames and Kosmos Crystal Garden kit.

crystal-kitI received product to facilitate this post.

What makes the Thames and Kosmos Crystal Garden so unique is that it doesn’t take days or weeks to grow the crystal as other kits do. You and your kids can almost watch the crystals form in front of your eyes as they grow within just 3 hours! This kit is intended for kids ages 10+ and adults. It includes everything you need to create 4 crystal flowers.

P1140024The kit comes with 4 flower cards with everything necessary to grow the crystals. This is also a creative way for kids to express themselves. The very first step is to paint a photo for the crystal flower to form – I know my kids would love doing this. The guide gives suggestions for kids such as where would this type of flower grow? Design a garden for the flower. It gets kids thinking about where the flower would grow – in a forest or greenhouse.

This winter is a great time to make crystals since they work extra well in a cool environment.  The included instructions are clear on how to create the crystals, however parental involvement is suggested. There are a couple experiments in this kit. One is to create the flower using the flower cards included with the magic waters. The second experiment is to make your own magic water.
P1140023Your child will also have fun learning all about crystals with the full color guide. It explains how they grow or form, where they can be found in nature. Kids can find crystals when it snows this Winter too.

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You can buy the  Crystal Garden for $13.95 on the Thames & Kosmos website and at retailers nationwide. Locally in Ohio, their products can be found at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Canton Gift Company.

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Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on  November 17, 2013 when a winner will be drawn at random. I will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond or another winner will be selected!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Thames & Kosmos who provided the product for review and giveaway.

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