Crystal Chemistry Garden

  1. Grades K-2
  2. Grades 3-5


Craft a colorful chemis-tree and garden using felt shapes and liquid watercolors. Then concoct a chemical solution that'll make your garden grow fun and funky crystals over two days. Learn about the science of crystals — how they're formed, and how they make up all sorts of things, like salt, snow, and sapphires!

Why it’s awesome

  1. Garden design

    Arrange the felt shapes to build your garden.

  2. Crystals overnight

    Just 1 night for hundreds of little crystals.

  3. Grow in color

    Watercolors swirl to create colorful crystal leaves.

What’s included?

  • mess mat

  • tray

  • garden base

  • garden set (20 pcs)

  • salt 0.6 oz (17 g)

  • bluing 0.68 fl oz (20 mL)

  • 1% ammonia 0.86 fl oz (25 mL)

  • pipette

  • stir stick

  • beaker

  • 3 liquid watercolors, each 0.5 fl oz (15 mL)

  • gloves

  • grass mat

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Chemical solutions

  2. Crystal formation

  3. Creativity

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

Growing crystals is super fun, and the bonus chemistry angle makes it enriching too.

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Garden plant shapes brainstormed


Hours needed for crystal growth


Number of potential garden layouts



48 reviews

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    My daughter enjoyed doing this and she looks forward to doing more in the future.



    Our friend's five-year-old had a blast putting this together and checking in on the kit to watch the crystals grow.



    This was a birthday gift for a friend. They were super excited to get this and showed tons of interest to do this with their parent. All the kids at the party were also excited to see the toy and expressed interest in it.



    This kit worked as advertised. Thank you. The crystals are very fragile and many of them fell off after a day or so. It introduced the term crystal to our 5 year old granddaughter.



    Worked out really nice. Granddaughter did it all by herself and was amazed by the transformation!



    We loved this kit! The crystals grew so fast and were fun to watch grow.

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