Make an amazing snowflake from real crystal (borax). This is a beautiful project which also demonstrates some basic principles of chemistry.
- Wide mouthed jar
- 3 white pipe cleaners
- Boiling water (have an adult do this part)
- Borax (called 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Booster - the product called Boraxo will NOT work)
- Optional – Blue food coloring
Note: One mother wrote about her son’s severe allergy to borax (and any product containing it). She didn’t know he was allergic to it until she used some borax in the wash.