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Borax Snowflakes

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Yesterday I was in my baking frenzy, but I got a bit sidetracked when I dropped my Jujube off at preschool.  I saw the coolest craft that they made last week & I had to go home and try it.

These are the supplies you need:

1 cup of boiling water

3 tbsp of borax

pipe-cleaner

food coloring (if desired)

jar (with a wide enough mouth for the snowflake)

string or twine

pencil

This makes 1 snowflake!

Cut your pipe-cleaner in 3 even pieces.  Twist them in the center to form a snowflake. Trim the ends of the snowflake, if needed, to fit in the jar.

Tie one end of the twine to the top of the snowflake and the other end of the twine to a pencil.

Pour 1 cup of boiling water into your jar.

Add 1 tbsp of borax at a time, stirring between each adding.

Once the borax has been mixed well (it’s ok if a little is at the bottom), add the food coloring if you desire.

Now place your snowflake in the water / borax mixture.

Then wait… this is the hard part, till tomorrow…

In the morning you will have this beautiful creation!

 

It’s so shiny pretty!  Here’s the one I did with blue food coloring…

This is a great Christmas presents for the kiddos to make (just watch the boiling water) & cheap, especially is you have all the supplies on hand as I did.

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15 Comments

  1. I just found your blog and love it! I can't wait to try this idea out with my grandchildren. They will think it is the greatest idea I am sure. We will be having a snowman party camp after CHRISTmas. This will be one of our crafts. Thank you so much for helping me out!!!

    Blessings, Linda
    Prairie Flower

  2. Ok, see….

    I am gonna have a hard time with the WAITING part. IMA impatient like that!

    hee hee

    Very neat indeed

  3. I think I may have some borax that my mother in law left with us and I never knew what to do with it! My kids will love this project.
    -Angela

  4. Oh my goodness! My kids will love this! I think I have borax leftover from making slime for them to play with 🙂

  5. Thanks for adding borax and pipe cleaners to my shopping list… Those are way cute, do you think they will last from year to year? How would you store them?
    Karyn

  6. I am trying this tomorrow, my friends are going to think I am the smartest. I love your site and visit often. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

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