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Winter Science at Home Snowflake Crystal Growing

Grow your own crystals at home with this cool winter science project for kids. Crystals in the shape of snowflakes can hang in a window or from your tree!

Grow your own crystals at home with this cool winter science project for kids. Crystals in the shape of snowflakes can hang in a window or from your tree!

Winter Science at Home Snowflake Crystal Growing

Brrrr! Are you feeling colder as we head into winter? We’re staying warm indoors doing winter science at home. Today I’m sharing a cool crystal growing project and guess what? The crystals are in the shape of snowflakes! You can hang these gorgeous snowflakes on your Christmas tree or at different lengths in a window. Not only are these crystals pretty, they’re also easy to make with kids.

Supplies

snowflake crystal growing

  • Blue or white pipe cleaners
  • Cookie cutter in the shape of a snowflake
  • Twine, string or ribbon
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Mason jars
  • Borax
  • Water

Directions

snowflake crystal growing

Make snowflake by wrapping pipe cleaner around a cookie cutter. Twist ends together.

snowflake crystal growing
Tie twine or string around snowflake
Place each snowflake into a Mason jar and hang by popsicle stick. Make sure it’s not touching the sides of the inside of the jar….you want it to be hanging freely.
Boil water and put 1/2 cup borax into 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved

snowflake crystal growing
Pour into Mason jars making sure to completely cover snowflake.
Let sit for a day and watch the crystals appear!!

snowflake crystal growing

Tip: Use wide mouth Mason jars if possible otherwise it’s a little harder to get the snowflake out of the jar.

snowflake crystal growing

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snowflake crystal growing

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