Week 6

"Borax Crystals"

Summer Crafting with Beth 2018 – Week 6

It’s Back!  Season 4 of Summer Crafting with Beth!  We are so happy that you are here to join us in the fun.  Follow along with us for the next 8 weeks of summer.  We will be giving you free printables, craft ideas and outside activities to keep your kiddos entertained!  Tag us in your pictures @primepestga  or #SCWBeth2018 & check us out on these other social media platforms FB, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter

 

 

 

 

Today we are going to be creating “Borax Crystals.”  We will only be using a few more supplies than normal, but all are readily available at your local big-box store.  Let’s get started!

Supplies 

  • water
  • borax (available in the laundry aisle)
  • pot and spoon
  • measuring cup
  • pipe cleaners
  • glass container
  • food coloring (optional)
  • foil (optional)
  • thin string
  • chopstick/wooden dowel

Gather your supplies. Roll your pipe cleaners into shapes.  We used 1-2 piper cleaners for each design.

Use the thin string attach the pipe cleaner shape to the chopstick.

Hang it inside your glass, making sure the pipe cleaner isn’t touching the sides or bottom of the glass.  Adjust the string with tape until it’s the right length.

Take the pipe cleaner shape out of the glass container and add food coloring.  Once your borax solution is ready you will be pouring it directly in the container and stirring.  Add more food coloring until you get the desired color.

Pour about 6 cups of water into a pot, turn on the heat and add Borax until the water cannot dissolve any more.  It will take a few cup fulls.  Keep stirring!

Once your Borax solutions is boiling pour into your prepared glass solutions.  Stir the food coloring until completely mixed.  Put your pipe cleaner/chopstick into the container and cover with foil (optional, but we found that it helped.)

Wait 24 hours and pull the crystal out of the solution!  Cut off the thin string.

 

We would love to see what you created too, use #SCWBeth2018 or #primepestga to tag us in your photos!

Happy Crafting and we will see you back here next week for Week 7- “Foam Soap Play!”

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