Saturday, January 9, 2010

Make Your Own Snowflakes

We made these cool snowflakes. All 4 of my kids loved this, my kids ages range from 10-4 years of age. This is a great project for all ages.

I was reminded of this project by Adventure of Bear.

We used: Borax (in the laundry section), boiling water, pipe cleaners, wide mouth jars, yarn, butter knife and scissors.
Cut the pipe cleaners and shape like snowflakes. Any shape will turn out cool. No 2 snowflakes are alike. The snowflake needs to be able to fit in the jar.

Tie yarn onto snowflake and rap the other end of the yarn to the butter knife for when you place it in the jar.

Pour 3 Tbsp of Borax per every cup of boiling water in a wide mouth jar.
Stir until Borax is dissolved.

Place the pipe cleaner in the mixture.

Now wait an hour or more for the crystals to grow. The really sparkle in the light.

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Sherry said...

what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl G. said...

That's so cool!

Laura said...

I love this idea. We have tried it at our preschool in the past with popsicle sticks - but I like the pipe cleaners better!

Would you like to enter this idea into an idea contest on my early education website? We have gift card prizes for top rated ideas, hope you'll consider entering: