Friday, February 18, 2011

Making Crystals

Bekah has been getting some fierce cabin fever lately, so I've been trying to do a variety of fun projects with her. She absolutely loved this project and we still have our crystals on our windowsill.

All we needed was a jar, borax, boiling water, pipe cleaners, and string. Bekah made her first pipe cleaner into a snowflake shape while I boiled some water. We tied a string to our "snowflake" and attached the other end to another pipe cleaner. I poured the boiling water in our jar and we stirred in Tablespoons of borax until we couldn't get any more to dissolve (saturated solution). We lowered our "snowflake" into the water and waited for our crystals to grow.

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