Have you ever made Borax Snowflakes? They are so much fun and if you have kids, they’ll love helping out with them!
As you know, I’m a Southern girl who longs for snow so… I made some!
It’s a good old Martha Stewart craft but as I started looking online, it’s actually as much a Science experiment as it is a craft! Here’s the link to the instructions per Martha Stewart. It’s super easy you just need some Borax…which is apparently a laundry booster. I’ve never in my life even seen Borax until I did this.
You’ll also need pipe cleaners and a jar…(Martha tells you how to cut and twist your pipe cleaners into a snow flake…I made a couple of different sizes)
The more jars the better right? I used wooden skewers to keep the snowflakes suspended in the jars but you could use pencils.
I also used a few drops of blue food coloring…again, the link to Martha Stewart explains this in beautiful detail but roughly :
Mix 1 cup boiling water to 3 Tablespoons Borax and 3 drops of food coloring…it takes MUCH more than the 1 cup of water but that’s the winning formula.
I took this photo after about 2 hours…you can see the crystals starting to form! (But Martha says leave them overnight, and I always obey Martha for heaven’s sake)
Here’s one of the big ones! Isn’t it exciting? FYI: DO NOT use plastic containers…I tried and they didn’t work.
And WaaaLaaa! Here’s what we were left with…after we cleaned up the AMPLE mess! I think your kiddos would have a bunch of fun making these!
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