Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Warner Bros Home Entertainment provided with a complimentary digital edition of Steven Universe: The Movie

This week's Camp Warner Bros. activity involved a science experiment you can eat. As part of this summer staycation experience, my kids made some crystal gem candy to snack on while watching STEVEN UNIVERSE: THE MOVIE. This movie is available now to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

Steven Universe, created by animator and screenwriter Rebecca Sugar, is the first animated series on Cartoon Network to be developed solely by a woman. Steven Universe tells a coming of age tale of a young human boy who grows up in a fictional American beach town living with a trio of magical aliens called the Crystal Gems. Together with the Crystal Gems (Amethyst, Garnet and Pearl), Steven joins in adventures to help save the Earth from the threats of aliens who aren't as friendly as his adopted family.

Based upon the popularity of the Cartoon Network series, Steven Universe: The Movie was released in 2019. After numerous harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems celebrate their successes with a movie musical. Little do they know they're about to face their worst enemy yet! The movie takes place two years after the events of the animated series' finale "Change Your Mind" and follows the Crystal Gems as they attempt to save all organic life on Earth from one of their own kind, a Gem who happens to have a history with Steven's mother.

For some pre-movie watching fun, we did a diy science experiment creating our own candy. My kids crystalized sugar to make a sweet treat. Here is how you can make your own Steven Universe "Crystal Gem" Candy:


1. Glass Jar
2. Pencil
3. Paper Clip
4. Cotton String/Kitchen Twine
5. Three Cups of Granulate Sugar
6. One Cup of Water
7. A Funnel (optional)
8. Food Coloring (optional)


1. Cut a piece of string/twine a little bit longer than the height of your glass jar;
2. Tie one side of the string to a pencil and the other side of the string to your paper clip;

3. Pour water into a pot and bring it to a simmer on the stove;
4. Add sugar, one cup at a time, stirring in between cups until it is completely dissolved;
5. Remove the pot from heat;
6. Pour the sugar solution into your glass jar. Recommended an adult does this;

7. Add desired food coloring to the sugar solution within jar. Stir for smooth coloring;
8. Place the paperclip end of the string straight into the jar, while winding the other end of the string around the pencil to ensure your the paperclip hangs at least one inch above the bottom of the inside of the jar;
9. Then place the pencil across the lip of the jar with the string dangling inside the jar. Do not let the end of your string/paperclip come to close to the bottom or sides of the jar or the Gem Candy may grown out of control;
10. Place your jar in a cool, dark area where it won't be disturbed;

11. Watch your Gem Candy grow on the string inside the jar;
12. Once you've grown your Crystal Gem Candy turn on Steven Universe: The Movie and eat your science experiment as a snack. It's science -- so it is ok to indulge!


As time passes (and the solution cools) the water will slowly evaporate. As the water evaporates the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string causing the candy to grow molecule by molecule. Now that is some yummy science!

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