I couldn’t resist doing this super cool science activity- make a borax crystal! A great way to integrate basic science concepts into an activity and have a very cool result to display!
I was inspired by Sweet and Simple Things St. Patrick’s post (She created the most amazing crystal rainbow!) and Mess For Less’s Crystal Letters (What a great literacy tool!).
So, with my first go at the infamous Borax crystal, I decided to celebrate the Earth!
We used the crystal making borax recipe from Sweet & Simple Things.
Materials for Borax Crystals
Something to let your Borax solution and pipe cleaner design sit in at least overnight. We used a flower vase.
You will also need a pencil and something to tie your Earth onto the pencil. We used dental floss but you could use yarn, string or a pipe cleaner.
How to Make a Borax Crystal
I configured the blue and green pipe cleaner into an Earth.
I boiled and poured into the vase enough water to cover the pipe cleaner hanging by, in my case, floss. You’ll want 3 tablespoons roughly for every cup of water, dissolve the Borax so the water becomes cloudy.
I wrapped the floss around the pencil and tied it to my Earth.
Then we waited…
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