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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Break Activity #2 - SCIENCE - Borax Snowflakes

mason jar

pipe cleaners 


boiling hot water


1. Form your pipe cleaners into a snowflake shape or whatever shape you desire, while you boil water.
2. Add water to your mason jars.
3. Mix in borax. Stir it but don't worry if it isn't completely dissolved.
4. Attach your pipe cleaner shape to the string and hang it from the pen/pencil while submerging it in your jar.

5. Let it sit overnight, or do this at breakfast and check on it obsessively all day and right before bed pull them out. (that is what my 5 year old did.) We made a bunch of these - I had about 15 different mason jars lined up they looked like this...
but imagine my whole table lined up!
Here are the finished products....
Hang them on your tree or pick them apart to see how it happened, again my 5 year old did this. :)

PS - If you do it with white pipe cleaners here is the result:
Both are cool. :P


  1. What are the measurements for the water and the borax??


  2. Hihi, these snowflakes look lovely! Love all the great craft ideas you share here. Have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award, details here http://ahappymum.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award-it-just-made-my.html. Let's all keep the craft passion going!



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