Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crystal Egg Science craft

Make your own crystal egg science. Kids will think it is neat and looks so pretty hanging in the window.

Materials:
pipe cleaners
boiling water (fill up your jar)
glass mason jar
yarn
borax laundry soap
pencil

How to do it:

Form your pipe clean to whatever shape you would like. Then tie some yarn around the top, hanging it from a pen or pencil. Heat 3 cups water up in the microwave pour into mason jar, then add 1 cup of borax laundry soap in the boiling water, stir for couple minutes. After it is dissolved place the pipe clean design into the water mixture. Let it sit for 3-4 hours or over night. Once it has sat the crystals will form.



This is great for kids to work their fine motor skills using the pipe cleaners to make shapes.







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3 comments:

  1. Does it matter how much water to the borax?

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  2. Sorry updated the post it was 3 to 1. (3 cups of hot water to 1 cup of borax) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Very Cool! I love the expressions on your son's face in all the experiments you do! You can tell he is having a lot of fun.

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