Make your own snowflakes and enjoy the winter holidays!
- pipe cleaners
- plastic spoon
- large plastic cup
- Create your snowflake shape with pipe cleaners. Make sure you trim it so it will fit into your container when you dip it into the borax solution.
- Attach a piece of wire to one end of the snowflake and wrap the other end around the plastic spoon to make a T shape. Be sure to test that the snowflake, suspended by the spoon resting on the edges of the cup, will hang down in the water and can come easily in and out.
- Make your snowflake mixture by putting 3 tablespoons borax into the cup and 1 1/2 cups of very hot water. Mix until the borax is dissolved. (NOTE: Borax is soap and it's toxic, so please use your best judgment if you choose to use this with young children.)
- Hang your snowflake in the cup and let sit about six to eight hours. Be sure to check on it a few times to watch the progress and see your snowflake grow!