Christmas is almost here, and what better fun to have than growing our very own mini Christmas tree!
The contents of the kit were simple – 2 cardboard pieces, a packet of solution, a dish, and decorations for the tree.
Step 1: Assembling the tree
First to separate the board forming the “branches” of the tree, then to fit the 2 pieces together. Easy peasy.
Step 2: Pouring in the solution
C got the honour of “watering” the tree.
Step 3: Wait!
C couldn’t wait for the tree to start growing “leaves”, and kept going to examine the tree. 8 hours later she reported excitedly that the tree had sprouted leaves:
Once the process started, the “leaves” grew more rapidly. Here’s what we saw:
It was bedtime, but we promised C that she would get to see the fully-grown tree once she woke up. She was amazed when she saw the tree covered with green “leaves”. To quote her: “Ooooooooh! Pretty!”
Step 4: Decorate!
C couldn’t wait to decorate the tree. She put on the tinsel and glitter (and causing some of the “leaves” to fall off, haha).
Our DIY Christmas tree! All that is left to do is to place little presents below 🙂
C got to witness the process of crystallisation, and felt the “leaves” disintegrating into powder (yes, she couldn’t resist touching the tree!)
I have not explained the process of crystallisation yet, as I prefer to keep her marvelling at the magical process for now.
Merry Christmas everyone!