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Borax SnowflakeI did the neatest Christmas craft project with my 6 year old this week.  We made a snowflake out of pipe cleaners and Borax. Here is a direct link to the printable instructions for making a Borax snowflake.

Materials:

    • pipe cleaner
    • string
    • boiling water
    • wide mouth jar
    • Borax
    • pencil
    • blue food coloring (optional)

 

The first step is to cut a pipe cleaner into 3 pieces.  Then twist them together in the middle to form a 6-pointed figure.

Borax Snowflake

Next, take string and wind it around each of the points of the pipe cleaner. Leave a long piece at the end.

Borax Snowflake

Tie the end of the string to a pencil.

Borax Snowflake

Next, get your wide mouth jar.

Borax Snowflake


and your Borax.

Borax Snowflake

Pour 1 cup of boiling water into the jar. Add 3 tablespoons of Borax and stir.

Borax Snowflake

Add a couple of drops of blue food coloring if desired.

Borax Snowflake

Lower ornament into the jar.

Borax Snowflake

 

Borax Snowflake

 

Leave ornament in Borax solution overnight. Remove from solution and you will have a beautiful snowflake covered with crystals.

Borax Snowflake

 

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  4 Responses to “Borax Snowflake – Step by Step Instructions”

  1. Aren't those fun to make? We have made all kinds of shapes.

    Blessings,

    Dawn

  2. What a fun project to do together.

  3. I remember doing that with the boys when they were small, and it turned out so great! DANG…why did blogging have to come along so late in my homeschool years….all those cool projects we did that never will see the light of day now… 😉

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so making these!

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