My older borax crystal snowflake post is getting lots of hits lately. I guess everyone is looking for Christmas decoration ideas. Because of its’ increased popularity, because my kids requested to make these again, and since we took lots of photos because Zach wants to make a step-by-step book on Christmas decorations, here’s a very detailed borax crystal snowflake “how to”.
wide mouth jar
string or fishing line
Cut three even lengths of pipe cleaner. (We did our 10cm each since that is what fit well in our jars.)
Spread out each end.
Add extra embellishments if desired.
Attach string to one arm of your snowflake.
Tie string to pencil and adjust length so that snowflake will not touch the bottom of the jar.
Pour boiling water into jar. Add borax until no more will dissolve. (About 3 tbsp. per cup of water)
Lower snowflake into solution.
Leave undisturbed overnight.
Or if you start early enough they will be finished the same day! It was very exciting to watch how quickly the crystals formed once they got started.
Next batch: embellished snowflakes and “icicles”.
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