Tuesday, December 23, 2008
With all of this snow outside, we have been making our own inside. I'm sure most of you have made borax crystal strings or snowflakes before - but if you have not, it is a fun project for this time of year.
The boys first made strings of crystals, and then moved up to pipe cleaner snowflakes.
easy to make:: In a wide mouth canning jar, add 3 Tbsp of borax per 2 cups of boiling water. stir to dissolve. Make a shape using a pipe cleaner, and hang it from a pencil suspended across the jar mouth using a piece of yarn (don't let it touch the bottom). Be sure water is high enough to cover. Leave overnight.
Pull out and let dry.
Once dry, carefully hang in a window! Lots of fun.