My guest today is Pajama Mama – one of those crafty mothers I admire so much.
My kids, like most, love crafting with me. (and without me.) And these early days of the year, before the rush of activities start back up again, are perfect opportunities to pull out stuff we already have and make something new together.
Today we did just that. We made crystal snowflakes using things from around the house.
Materials: water, borax, pipe cleaners, glass container, string
Step 1: Cut a pipe cleaner into three equal sections to twist into a snowflake or wield into your own unique shape-maybe an initial?
Step 2: Tie the top of your snowflake or shape to a piece of string. Tie the other end around a pencil. You will use the pencil to suspend the snowflake into the borax mixture.
Step 3: Pour boiling water into your glass container-a mason jar or jelly jar works great-we used pickle jars since the mouth of the jar was wife enough for our shapes.
Step 4: Stir in 1 tablespoon of borax at a time, until you have a mixture of 3T borax to 1 cup of water. If you over-saturate the water, the extra borax will just settle to the bottom, no harm done!
Step 5: Hang your snowflake by the pencil, so that the pipe cleaners are completely covered in water but not touching the sides or bottom of the jar.
Step 6: Let the jar rest, untouched overnight.
Step 7: Pull your snowflake out and admire!
Hang it somewhere where it will catch the sunlight and enjoy!
What are you doing these days? Any creativity going on around your house?
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