How To Make A Borax Snowflake

I’m going to tell you how to grow borax crystals around a snowflake shape so you can make your own borax crystal snowflakes.

What You Will Need

  • Borax
  • Pipe Cleaner.
  • Hot water
  • A cup or glass,
  • Scissors
  • Measuring spoon

Make the Snowflake Shape

Make the snowflake by cutting a pipe cleaner into three pieces. You can use a coloured pipe cleaner if you want a coloured crystal snowflake. Twist the pieces together at their centres and bend the ends outward to make a snowflake shape. Trim the snowflake so that it will fit inside your cup. I like to leave one arm long so that I can hang the snowflake in the cup.

Mix the Crystal Growing Solution

Stir 3 tablespoons of borax into 1 cup of very hot water. It’s fine if there is a little undissolved borax. Pour the crystal growing solution into the cup, hang the snowflake so that it doesn’t touch the sides or bottom of the container, and allow the crystals to grow undisturbed for several hours or overnight.

Use Your Borax Crystal Snowflake for Decoration

Remove the borax crystal snowflake and use it however you like. The snowflakes make pretty decorations.

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