These are simple and add a bit of sparkle to the season.
All you need is:
Borax, boiling water, pipe-cleaners, and a jar.
(oh and a pencil and scissors)
If you have company spending the night,
you could have them twist up their snowflake
of pipe-cleaners at night.
There are a ton of possibilities:
a simple asterisk, a star, or something more detailed
like the one above.
Hang the snowflakes in a jar
supported by the pencil across the top.
Add about 3 tablespoons of borax to each cup of boiling water.
I like peanut butter jars, because they have a wide mouth.
I let my borax solution cool for about 10 min.
so it wouldn't melt the jar.
If you are using a glass jar,
you don't have to wait.
Just pour the borax solution over the snowflakes.
Now... go to bed.
When you awake~
A couple of notes:
*You can use colored pipe-cleaners & it will add
a little tint to them.
*You can add a few drops of food coloring to the borax solution.
*Be sure that they are not touching the bottom
of the jar (they'll stick.)
*And lastly, be sure that the jar is filled to the top of
Or it will turn out like this one - oops
I almost didn't show you,
but sometimes it's as helpful to know
what not to do as it is to know
what TO do.
I like this one, but the top wasn't submerged.
They are fun and sturdy for what they are.
Kids (& adults too) can take them home
with them and hang them on their tree.
Fun for the whole family.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches
What a cute idea!ReplyDelete
And what a cute idea, for kids to do. "Make" at night. "Discover" in the morning. :-)
I had no idea! What a great project.ReplyDelete
a lovely snowflakeReplyDelete
Such a wonderful idea! And they are so pretty. My grand girls would LOve this. We will have to try it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing it with us!
So very clever.ReplyDelete
Love this idea !
Amazing idea - going to do this with my daughter today !!! ThanksReplyDelete
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Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick