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    Borax Crystal Snowflakes: Boil water and bend a pipe cleaner into any shape. Mix borax to the water and use a string to dangle the snowflake from a pen into the borax mixture. Leave it overnight.

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    • Roberta Sutton

      Borax snowflakes - If you have Borax at home, you SO need to do this with the kids. Do it after dinner, and by breakfast the kids will be amazed at what has happened! We have 8 snowflakes hanging in our window just a-sparkling away! Got to do this with grandkids!!

    • Kim Grindall

      Borax snowflakes - If you have Borax at home, you SO need to do this with the kids. Do it after dinner, and by breakfast the kids will be amazed at what has happened! We have 8 snowflakes hanging in our window just a-sparkling away! Mix 1/3 cup borax with 2 cups boiling water, and place a pipe cleaner into the container with a piece of yarn attached. Let it sit overnight. deli...

    • Kristen Long

      Borax Crystal Snowflakes: Boil two pints of water on the stove. While the water boils shape as many pipe cleaners as you want into various shapes. Pour the water into a one pint mason jar and mix in one-third cup of borax. Tie your various pipe cleaners to a pencil, submerge the pipe cleaners in the water, and place the pencil across the top of the mason jar. Leave it overnight. In the morning remover the crystallized snowflake from jar and hang as a decoration.

    • Elizabeth Steck

      Borax snowflakes -Boiling hot water-enough to fill one pint sized mason jar -1/3 cup borax -pint mason jar -pencil -pipe cleaners -string/yarn 1. Form pipe cleaners into snowflake shape while water boils. 2. Add water to mason jar. 3. Mix in borax. Don’t worry if not completely dissolved. 4. Attach pipe cleaner shape to string and hang from pen/pencil while submerging in jar. Leave overnight. The next morning you should have a nice pretty crystal snowflake.

    • Beth Hazlett

      Borax snowflakes Time Required: Overnight Here's How: The first step of making borax crystal snowflakes is to make the snowflake shape. Cut a pipe cleaner into three equal sections. Twist the sections together at their centers to form a six-sided snowflake shape. Don't worry if an end isn't even, just trim to get the desired shape. The snowflake should fit inside the jar. Tie the string to the end of one of the snowflake arms. Tie the other end of the string to the pencil. You want the length to be such that the pencil hangs the snowflake into the jar. Fill the widemouth pint jar with boiling water. Add borax one tablespoon at a time to the boiling water, stirring to dissolve after each addition. The amount used is 3 tablespoons borax per cup of water. It is okay if some undissolved borax settles to the bottom of the jar. If desired, you may tint the mixture with food color. Hang the pipe cleaner snowflake into the jar so that the pencil rests on top of the jar and the snowflake is completely covered with liquid and hangs freely (not touching the bottom of the jar). Allow the jar to sit in an undisturbed location overnight. Look at the pretty crystals!!! You can hang your snowflake as a decoration or in a window to catch the sunlight :-)

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