Saturday, December 6, 2014

Brighten Up The Holidays With a Crystal Nightlight

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Need something to inspire the little scientist in your home this year? My six year old daughter, Eva, has decided that when she grows up, she wants to become an archaeologist. I'm constantly finding her outside digging up "treasures" with her little shovel and handy brush. She recently got a new rock collection from her uncle, which she loves to take out and show to everyone who happens to visit our house. If you have a child who loves to discover and create, like my Eva, no doubt the Crystal Nightlight from Geek & Co. is a definite must for Christmas this year!

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Disclosure: I received the item above at no cost to facilitate this review.

Grow a real crystal and turn it into the most unique nightlight around!
Start by following along with Rocky the Geeker and the sixteen-page, full-color work book to learn about how crystals form. Complete the tasks, step by step, and before you know it you've grown your own golf-ball-sized crystal out of potassium aluminum sulfate! Meanwhile, discover the fun of wiring and circuitry as you build an LED color-changing nightlight. - Put the two together and you have the most amazing nightlight on the block. And it's all because of SCIENCE! Learn about the science of crystals and totally enhance your bedroom/science lab with the Geek & Co Crystal Nightlight. 
- Product description from Geek & Co.

This Crystal Nightlight comes with everything you need to grow your own real crystal! 

  •  Science kit to build a nightlight out of a crystal you grew
  • Encourages fine motor skills, logic, following directions, scientific learning
  • Kids actually grow their own golf-ball-sized crystal from potassium aluminum sulfate
  • Learn about circuitry by building the color-changing LED light
  • Includes die-cut black cardboard, plastic base with lid, transparent plastic cone, color-changing LED, 2 contact springs, 2 black screws, 2 silver screws, black wire with eyelet and contact latch, double contact latch, switch with eyelet and contact latch, 2 50 gram packages of potassium aluminum sulfate powder, safety goggles, 125 milliliter measuring cup, wooden spatula, wooden stick
  • Detailed 16-page, full-color guidebook and instructions included
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries - Not included
  • Required from home: 2 clean empty jelly jars (one with lid), paper, pencil, scissors, tape, water, old pot and hot pad, pot holders, paper towels, piece of cardboard, sturdy string, ruler, all-purpose glue, tweezers, small Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Reliable Thames and Kosmos design and construction
  • All materials durable and long-lasting - Product description from Geek & Co.
There are so many things I love about this product, not including the fact that you get to show off your own crystal nightlight! There has to be nothing cooler than for a kid to walk in to their room and say, "See that glowing crystal? Yep, I grew it myself!" I know, at least for my daughter, she will soon be showing all of our guests promptly up to her room so that she can show them her new creation. Geek & Co. has definitely got it right, combining the coolness of a "toy" with all of the educational qualities that comes from using this product. Not only is my daughter learning about chemistry and physics, even more importantly, she is learning the invaluable lesson that learning and education can be a lot of fun!

Want to brighten up the holidays for your own little scientist? 

You can PURCHASE the Geek & Co. Crystal Nightlight HERE from Thames & Kosmos for $19.95 price subject to change Stay connected with Thames & Kosmos on social media to get information on all the latest products and promotions!
Crystal Nightlight giveaway

One lucky reader will win their own Geek & Co. Crystal Nightlight from Thames & Kosmos!  The giveaway will end December 18, 2014 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

Disclosure: I was sent the item listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Thames & Kosmos and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.  


  1. Have you seen the other Projects which are new to Thames & Kosmos? They have some other really neat kits to purchase! There is one where you grow your own crystal necklace! I also love the one where you grow a crystal polar bear and a crystal penguin! All the kits have everything included to finish your project complete. I think this is truly a unique gift to give! The kids will not only have fun, but they are also learning about science as well! These kits are fantastic! You should really check out all of the neat and new projects they are now carrying! Thanks, Michele :)

    1. Yes! They have so many great sets! Any one of their sets would make a great gift for any kid. Hard to believe Science could be so much fun! And so cool!

  2. I also like the other crystal items like shapes and animals

  3. I think my granddaughter would love the Crystal Jewelry grow set. Thanks :)

  4. My dd would like the Flip-Flop Bead Party kit!

  5. I like their Construction Science - Solar Power Plus. My grandson would love it. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

  6. I love the Little Labs Botany:Experimental Greenhouse! My son would have such a fun time watching everything grow each day :)

  7. I would love to have the Geology, Mineralogy, and Crystal Growing. My kids (and granddaughter) would love it! be honest, I would love it!

  8. the crystal animals look cute, my niece would love it.

  9. A similar Thames & Kosmos product is the Crystals Rocks and Minerals where a variety of things can be created. My "niece and nephew" would love to learn with that kit.
    Thanks for the review and opportunity to win such a unique gift.

  10. I found a great beginner microscope on their site. The TK2 Scope would open up a new and fascinating world for my granddaughter.

  11. Another product I like is the Fingerprint Detective. My granddaughter would enjoy collecting and comparing fingerprints from her relatives and friends.

  12. I'd like to get the Crystal Jewelry kit for my niece. She loves arts and crafts, and science so this would combine all those for her :)

  13. I also like this product from their site too; Chemistry

  14. I'd love the Power House from Thames & Kosmos!

  15. I like Botany: Experimental Greenhouse.