The girls and I decided to make some of our own Borax crystal crafts. Check out all of the fun we had in the photos below. I hope they inspire you to pull out your own Borax and get crafting!
The basic process is simple. We boiled water, filled up mason jars with the water and dissolved borax into them (I added extra Borax because I wanted lots of crystals). Then we added our shapes and creations (we used pipe cleaners to create fun shapes, fake flowers and a starfish) to the jars. Our creations were suspended by string and attached to pencils and chopsticks so that they weren't touching the bottom or sides of our jars. We let them sit overnight and removed them in the morning. The results were beautiful, Borax crystal creations!
We started with hearts.
We put one in plain water and one in water mixed with red dye.
Removing our hearts
The one on the left was the one dipped in dyed water. There was only a slight variation in color - both turned out nicely.
We also tried a starfish!
We had to use a bigger jar for this one.
Our crystal starfish
A had a ton of fun making different shapes with pipe cleaners.
Here she is adding her strawberry to the mixture.
B got into the fun as well.
Our finished flower - love the way this came out!
Remember the strawberry? Here it is!
What are you waiting for? Go have some fun crafting! And don't forget to enter the sweepstakes over here.