Grow your own crystal ornaments with this super fun science activity!
You’ll need: white pipe cleaners, string, scissors, a wide mouth jar, 1 cup of water and borax
- Create a shape out of pipe cleaners that will be your ornament. It could be your initial, a snowflake, anything you like! Be sure that the shape is small enough to be suspended in your wide mouth jar without it touching the jar’s sides.
- Bring your cup of water to a boil. Once it’s removed from the heat, add in 3 tablespoons of borax and stir until it dissolves. Pour the mixture into the jar.
- Tie a string to your ornament and hang it from another pipe cleaner or a pencil, something that can rest on the rim of the jar as the ornament suspends in the mixture.
- Leave your ornament suspended in the jar for 6 hours and then pull it out to see your amazing crystallized ornament!
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