Monday, May 23, 2016

Create Crystals at Home with this Young Scientists Club Kit!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



The Young Scientists Club ikts have been awarded (8) honors for their new Science-Art Fusion Series kits. We recently tried out the Science Fusion Crystals kit, and my youngest (and his friends) thought it was really cool. 


The kit comes with most everything you will need to create and grow crystals. The only additions you will need are baking soda, Borax, and water. All of the experiments suggested are easy to do, and will leave your kiddos curious to see how they develop. This kit would be great for anytime, but homeschooling and keeping your children occupied (and still learning) in the summer instantly come to mind for great ways to use it (and the others that are available). These kits are also a great way to get your little ones interested in STEM-centered activities, and help foster a love for all things science.


The instructions for different ideas you can do with the kit are written on a big poster. If you want to, you can take tape and secure each of your experiments to the squares...making your own art gallery of sorts.


For our first experiment, we opted to grow crystals on the pipe cleaners. My son twisted one into a heart, and one into a circle. We mixed the components needed and poured them into the provided dish. Then because we had neighbor friends over, we put it outside so everyone could monitor it whenever, to see how the crystals were forming. In the picture above, you can see how they are starting to appear on top of the shapes that are submerged in the solution we created. Definitely something the kids all loved to see.

Experiments like these are fun. I can't wait until we sit down and try some of the others that are suggested.

This kit on Crystals is a member of our Science-Art Fusion series which combines art and science to inspire creativity while at the same time introducing basic scientific concepts. We have included a unique Science-Art Fusion poster that has the instructions for each project placed in a framed space which can be covered by taping a photo of your final art piece to create a Crystal Art Gallery. Each kit comes with a customized art/science tray, introduction sheet, large 24 x 24 inch poster, and components to perform 10 exciting experiments and activities such as making a crystal flower, building a crystal sculpture, growing rainbow crystals, constructing a crystal mobile, developing sun catcher crystals, creating sponge crystals, and more. Embark on an exciting Science-Art Fusion Crystal adventure! (Ages: 5 and up) 

You can learn more about all of the Young Scientists Kits that are available, by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, PinterestYouTube, and/or Twitter.

35 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - can quite remember how much I loved making crystals as a kid, and then my brother got a set ... and I still enjoy watching them grow ...

Brilliant - he'll totally enjoy these - cheers Hilary

Marti Tabora said...

I think this is awesome, I love to buy these types of things for the kids. I feel like they learn and have fun at the same time.

Jessica Harlow said...

This like a great science experiment to do with the kids! We've been wanting to do a crystal growing kit, but found some of them really complex and complicated so decided to wait. This kit seems a lot more user friendly!

Lory Robinson said...

My son would have loved this when he was little. This would be great to beat the summer boredom!

Pat Hatt said...

That will sure get the brain working, for young and old alike.

Marcie W. said...

This kit looks like so much fun and the crystals are super cool. What a great way to keep the science going while school is out for summer!

Unknown said...

Growing crystals is such s fun experiment for kids. It's simple yet it teaches them a lot about science. Great STEM activity. -Cristine

Colette S said...

I love these ideas.
My children would definitely love to be exposed to such fun

alissa apel said...

My kids like projects like this to. We just found out that Isaak won 1st place in the Science Fair, and Mica won 3rd. I'm not sure if they do it by grade, or all upper, and lower elementary. Still even if it's by grade that's like 50 kids. Not too shabby.

Susan Kane said...

Will you share pipe cleaners when crystals reach the full extent? Oh, I hope so!

Tamra Phelps said...

This looks pretty neat. I can see my nephews & my niece really enjoying this!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Boy, Allison would love this! She keeps telling everyone she wants to be a scientist, and I think this would really encourage her creativity in that department!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That would've been a fun kit to play with when I was a kid.

Erlene A said...

I remember doing something like this when I was little. It was so fun to see the changes happening each day. Super fun activity.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Now this is something I would have loved as a kid - I think I did something similar but not as awesome as this. x

Paula Schuck said...

Oh gosh, I remember making crystals when I was a kid. It was SO much fun.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I love toys that encourage learning and discovery. This science kit is fantastic! It will surely spark a child's interest in science!

Binky said...

Those kind of sets are always fun.

Amanda Love said...

My son would love this. He wants to become a scientist when he grows up so he has been doing a lot of experiments on his own. I will look into this for her.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love products like this one that inspire children to learn. This is perfect for reinforcing Science concepts.

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

oh my nephews would love something like this. They are all into doing experiments lately. ;)

Janet W. said...

What a really neat kit! This would be fun to do over the summer!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is so fun! My boys would enjoy it.

C (Kid Things) said...

We have this kit and it's been a lot of fun! It's such a great way to learn about science and discovery with the kids.

Liz Mays said...

What a great learning tool in the form of total fun! I like this for a birthday gift idea!

Akhil Sharma said...

wow even I want to create crystals with this kit. So much fun

Heather D said...

We got our daughter a crystal making kit for Christmas. It was a lot of fun.

Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi said...

I absolutely loved stuff like this when I was a kid! Can't wait to try this out when my boys are a little older. :)

Onica MommyFactor said...

This is such a cool and creative product. Crystal are amazing to see and study.

Lisa Rios said...

I always love gifting something that could help my kids learn something new & these growing crystals is such a fun experiment for them to try out. I would love to get one such learning kit for my kids as well.

Julie Wood said...

WOW! This is a very nice science kit to spend some time on the weekend doing. My son would love to try this out!

alissa apel said...

Does he have any crystals growing much yet? I hope it's working out for him! :)

Marielle Altenor said...

This looks way more fun and educational than those video games my son keep wanting to play!

Lisa Brown said...

Looks fun and creative, lots of ideas. Glad it was fun to use.

~ Noelle said...

Glad there are kits out there. I am not a science person at all, so Broxton is out of luck with that one.