Borax Snowflake Instructions – Step by Step

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Borax Snowflake Instructions

We tend to take time off some our regular school work around Christmas, so we have more time for projects! I did the neatest Christmas craft project with my 6 year old this week.  We made a snowflake out of pipe cleaners and Borax. 

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.

Twisted Pipecleaners

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

Add string

Tie the end of the string to a pencil.

Next, get your wide mouth jar.

and your Borax.


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

Borax Solution

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

Borax Solution with food coloring

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

You can also use pipe cleaners to make other shapes for Christmas ornaments. You can make candy cane ornaments by twisting red and white pipe cleaners and suspending in Borax solution as above.

I found more super ideas for Christmas science experiments at Little Bins Little Hands.

You can check out our other craft projects too!

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4 thoughts on “Borax Snowflake Instructions – Step by Step”

  1. 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… 😉

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