Crystal (Borax) Snowflakes

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Ryan came home from school and begged to make these real snowflakes for his gingerbread house birthday party.

I was intrigued.

After a little Pinterest research we were on our way.

Things you will need:

  • pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle sticks (or pencils)
  • borax
  • water
  • wire, string or ornament hook
  • Twist the pipe cleaners to form a snowflake. Or leave as a long pipe cleaner to make an icicle instead.

    You need to boil the water and add 2 cups of watex to approximately 1/2 to 2/3 cup of borax. Stir until dissolved. Pour mixture into a cup and be sure the entire pipe cleaner snowflake (or icicle) is submerged. Snowflake should not be touching bottom, sides or anything else.

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    Leave sitting overnight without bumping or touching the containers.

    Remove from mixture and lay on a paper towel to dry. Once dry your snowflake will look like this!!

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    Adorable!! What a fun little holiday science experiment!!

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