Instead of hacking away with the chisel and mallet, you may want to pop and fizz away the rock from your gemstones. For this, you’ll need a bowl of water, about ¾ of the way full. Make sure the water is warm for the best results.
Place the rocks into the water and watch them bubble and fizz (think: like a bath bomb). As the rock dissolves away, the bubbles will begin to fade as well. Once all the bubbling has stopped, you can dig your hands in the colored water to find the gemstones.
The instructions teach kids about how gemstones are created, and also some fun facts about them as well. Kids will love the fun shapes that the rocks come in, and also collecting the gemstones from inside. This fun activity has easy setup, and relatively easy cleanup, so it’s little hassle for parents.
Dig, fizz, and discover with the Discovery Galactic Fizz Dig.
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