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Create crystal snowflakes with borax for a fun, educational DIY project that's great for kids during the holiday season. With a few simple ingredients, start making your own festive flurries.See Transcript
Transcript:Borax Crystal Snowflakes
Making Borax Crystal Snowflakes is a fun and easy way to spice up your winter holiday decorations. Here is one method you, and your kids will really enjoy!
For this project you will need:
- Borax household cleaner.
- Pipe cleaners. Preferably white.
- A wide mouthed jar.
- A pencil or a wooden stick.
- Boiling water.
- Food coloring as a festive option.
Cut the pipe cleaners into three equal lengths. Then twist them into the shape of a snowflake.
Grab your string and tie one end to the tip of the snowflake, and the other to the middle of your stick.
Pour the boiling water into the jar. Then add the Borax. There should be three tablespoons of Borax for each cup of water in the jar. Make sure to add enough water to completely submerge the snowflake. Stir the mixture until the borax has dissolved. Be careful, the water is very hot. Food coloring can be added at this time.
Creating the Snowflake
Now it’s time to lower the snowflake into the water. Rest your stick on the edge of the jar so the snowflake sits freely in the borax mixture, making sure that it is completely submerged.
Leave the snowflake to sit for 8 – 12 hours, until the pipe cleaner is fully covered in crystals. Remove it from the mixture, and let it dry completely.
Making Borax snowflakes is a simple and fun way to decorate your space. It also makes for a great educational project for children.
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