It’s week 2 of our 8 Weeks of Fun Virtual Summer Camp Activities with Warner Bros.! This week, we had a blast making our own DIY Crystal Gems Virtual Summer Camp Activity.
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Last week, we had so much fun tie-dying our new Camp Warner Bros. shirts. The kids enjoyed customizing their shirts to fit their unique personalities. To continue having fun with our virtual summer camp this week, we had a blast playing while learning a science lesson by creating our own DIY Crystal Gems. Since Florida summer weather can be a little unpredictable, this fun DIY crystal gems candy activity was the perfect way to keep the kiddos entertained while learning.
DIY Crystal Gems
The best part about this fun DIY crystal gems candy activity is that to complete it, you only need water, food coloring, sugar, and a few extra household items. You can see everything you need to complete this fun DIY crystal gems candy activity in the image above, just be sure to keep an eye on the kids since the sugar mixture can easily burn them. Otherwise, the kiddos will have a blast completing the activity, as well as, watching their crystals grow. 🙂
The Science Behind The Fun
As time passes (and the solution cools), the water will slowly evaporate from the solution. As the water evaporates, the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string, and the candy crystals will grow molecule by molecule!
Extra Science Fun
Try making two jars of candy. In the first jar – seed your “Crystal Gem” Candy by rolling your string in water and sugar. In the second jar do not seed your string with sugar before growing. Determine if using seed sugar crystals changes the growth rate of your “Crystal Gem” Candy!
Steven Universe: The Movie
To celebrate this week’s theme, the kids and I also be watched epic-music-filled-adventure Steven Universe: The Movie. After so many harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come with a movie musical! Little do they know they’re about to face their worst enemy yet.
The epic music-filled adventure for Steven and his friends will overflow with more songs and music than ever before. In his first television movie, Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when an unforeseen threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.
Camp Warner Bros.
We would love it if you and your family would join us during these 8 Weeks of Fun Virtual Summer Camp Activities with Warner Bros. To get you ready for the upcoming activities, check out the general Camp Warner Bros. calendar:
- Week Three: July 6-10 Gummy Bear Slime
- Week Four: July 13-17 Cooking & Coloring
- Week Five: July 20-24 Character Bank
- Week Six: July 27-31 Summer Goals Chart & Family Fitness
- Week Seven: August 3-7 “Drive-In” Movie
- Week Eight: August 10-14 Talent Show – Do The Urkel