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.

pipe cleaners
boiling water (fill up your jar)
glass mason jar
borax laundry soap

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

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

  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.

  4. alternative for borax detergent???