The first step in making crystal ornaments is selecting a theme or inspiration. For instance, you could choose the Victorian-inspired look, a festive Christmas themed look, or even a science experiment inspired look. Crystal Ornaments may also be purchased in a large selection of colors, such as red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and violet. Ornaments come in different sizes, including tiny figurines, small crystal balls, and large crystals. Once you decide on a theme, it’s time to begin your experiment!
Salt crystal ornaments: Christmas science experiment! Prepare a bowl of water with about one tablespoon of salt, a few drops of white vinegar, a few drops of lemon juice, and some table salt (such as sea salt). Fill the bowl halfway full of water and place a bowl of fresh lime juice in a separate bowl. Place a plastic bag over the bowl and put in a handful of white cotton balls. Seal the plastic bag tightly and leave in the fridge overnight. After your next morning, drain the plastic bag. In the morning, you should have the same look as when you started out; there will be more or fewer salt crystals than when you started!
Marbles: Marbles are relatively easy to make and are very fun to create. This project can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be! It is best to use a marble set, which has enough marbles for your project. The first thing to do is to fill a bowl with water, add in enough marbles to make about a pint of marbles, and leave to marinate for about an hour. Then, rinse in cold water, shake off excess marbles and dry at room temperature.
Next, fill the marbles in half with white cotton balls, place into your marbles set and leave to dry. The marbles should form a solid ball, and then you are ready to add the white cotton balls to the ball! If you are using a marbles set with enough marbles, this process should be pretty fast and easy! Just make sure that your marbles are cleaned well before you add them to your balls.
Crystal balls: You will need a glass jar with a lid to store your crystal balls in during the winter months. Place the glass jar upside down. and pour a few drops of white vinegar in the jar, followed by a few drops of lemon juice into the jar. You will also want to put several white cotton balls in the jar. Add the marbles to the vinegar mixture, shaking well.
Once the marbles are completely saturated, add the white cotton balls to the clear liquid and shake until they are completely saturated. This will allow you to add more marbles, if necessary. This will allow you to change the color of your balls as well. Once all the marbles are saturated, seal your glass jar with a piece of cardboard or a piece of string. Place the jar back into the freezer for a few hours to harden the marbles set. When they have completely hardened, remove the marbles from the glass jar and gently shake the jar.