Dark Diamonds and further kitchen mining

Author(s): EJTech


Bare Conductive, boiling water, borax or alum, pipe cleaner, fishing line, wooden stick.

Step 1

Boil 200mg water and add 100g of borax or alum.

 Stir till solution is super saturated or when you see powder no longer dissolve in water.

Step 2

Add Electric paint, 1 – 2 teaspoons and stir.

Crystals form bigger when it cools down slower.

Step 3

Roll the pipe cleaner into desired shape

Step 4

Tie fishing line to pipe cleaner and hang from a pen or wooden stick. Dip it into the solution. Cover with saran wrap. Wait 12 hours.

Step 5

After 2-3 hours, take out the crystal, reheat the solution and add more borax (3 to 4 tablespoon.)


After cooling down, put back the crystal.Wait another 12 hours and take the crystal out.

Light Reactive
Heat Sensitive