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Face it, crystals are cool. Plus they work nicely into the whole holiday/winter/snowflake-y theme. You could use a few new decorations and out smartin...
To make these awesome crystal decorations you need a few items most, if not all, of which you have around your house.You'll need:1 large-ish empty rec...
Chose a chenille stem from your color options. Try to have in mind what shape you'd like to make for before choosing your color. Very important. Or yo...
Twist and bend your stem into whatever shape you'd like to make. Go crazy. The sky's the limit.
Or if you're like me and shape challenged you can always try wrapping your pipe cleaner around the outer perimeter of your favorite cookie cutter to g...
Tie a piece of string to the top of your decoration. This will double as a way to suspend the pipe cleaner in the jar and act as the perfect hanging t...
Heat water in a kettle until it's boiling hot.
Once you're water is bubbling away carefully pour it into your clean, recycled jar almost to the top.
Using a tablespoon measuring spoon start measuring in tablespoons of Borax. Pour in four tablespoons at first. Then, mix the Borax and the water toget...
Mix and check the Borax/water solution after every two tablespoons.I allowed my 2 1/2 year old 2 stirs with a long spoon so she could feel involved. T...
When your solution remains cloudy and no more Borax will dissolve you've finally reached saturation. Yeah!
With pencil held horizontally in your hand wrap your decoration around the middle of the pencil.
Dip your decoration into the jar of hot liquid Borax until it is fully submerged in the mixture. Balance the pencil across the mouth of the jar so tha...
Through the magic of science you'll wake the next day to a dazzling display of sparkly crystal goodness. Simply lift the decoration out of the jar and...
Place decorations on newspaper to dry.At this point your child might say "Wow! How did that ugly pipe cleaner grow all those sparkly-shimmery crystals...
Once your Borax crystal decorations have dried it's time to put them on display for all the world, or at least your visitors to see. It's nice to have...
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