Since Valentine’s day is coming up, I thought that I would make some glitter pendants for my cousin and sister. They love pink, so pink glitter was an obvious choice to use in the pendants. Glitter pendants are not just pretty but a great way to teach about suspension as well.
Supplies to Gather:
-glass jar with cork stopper (I bought mine from amazon)
-corn syrup or vegetable glycerin
Step one: Add glitter inside jar, then pour in corn syrup.
Step two: Take the cork and add the eye screw. Thread cording through the eye of the screw, then put the cork on the jar.
Curiosities- Why is this happening?
When you add glitter into corn syrup you are creating a suspension. A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture (glitter + corn syrup), where insoluble particles (glitter) are suspended throughout a gas or liquid (corn syrup); the suspension will eventually settle. An insoluble particle is a particle that cannot be dissolved when placed in a solvent. A heterogeneous mixture is a mixture that is not uniform and consists of different properties.