Week #1 of Camp Warner Bros. was spent tie-dyeing our camp shirts. And according to my 9-year-old daughter, because she, “Tie-dyed shirts all the time”, says the shirts aren’t yet ready. Unfortunately, I can’t show off mine yet. But, I hope you and your family, just like we did, enjoyed superhero training camp from Batman, as well as enjoyed watching Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters. Week #2 of Camp Warner Bros. is going to be even more fun. We have a sweet activity to do that coincides with this week’s movie Steven Universe: The Movie.
Week #2 Camp Activity:
During our Week #2 Camp Warner Bros. camp activity we’ll be growing crystal gems! The best part is, these are sweet treats that can be enjoyed while watching Steven Universe: The Movie or you can save some for later. I think parents would prefer the latter.
Save the Earth and bring peace to your galaxy with Steven Universe’s “Crystal Gem” Candy
***This camp activity requires adult supervision at all times.***
***Please use caution when pouring hot liquid.***
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!
About 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.
Steven Universe: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD