Borax Snowflakes

A fun activity that takes about 24 hours to complete but the end result is beautiful!

Borax Snowflakes

Supplies Needed:

Borax Laundry Detergent Booster (found in the laundry detergent aisle)
Water, Craft Stick , Pipe Cleaners, Scissors, Measuring cup, Empty Jar

Directions:
Step 1: Shape your pipe cleaners into snowflakes. You can be as creative as you want here but simple is lovely too. Be sure not to make it too wide or it will not fit in the jar.

Step 2: Wrap the craft stick and the snowflake together with another little piece of pipe cleaner. Make it long enough to fully submerge the snowflake in the jar.

Step 3: HAVE AN ADULT DO THIS STEP and with caution! The boiling water is too hot for little hands. Mix your boiling water with the borax (depending on the size of your jar – 2 cups of boiling water to 1/3 Borax) On air we used 4 cups of boiling water and 2/3 Borax because our jar was large!

Step 4: Submerge your snowflake in the Borax solution, resting the stick across the top of the container. Adjust if needed to keep snowflake in the center of the container and not touching any sides.

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Step 5: Place in an area where it will not be disturbed after about 6 hours you will see some crystals and 12 hours later it will be covered but I suggest leaving it submerged for 24 hours. After 24 hours take out and have dry on a paper towel for 15 minutes and hang it anywhere you like.

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WARNING!
*THESE SNOWFLAKES WILL LOOK LIKE ROCK CANDY- DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHILD LICK OR EAT IT- it is a laundry detergent. Not safe to eat and you can’t drink the liquid in jar!

 

You can see this craft aired on News 12 Long Island: February 19th, 2016

with Elizabeth Hashagen

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