Grow Your Own Snowflake

Grow Your Own Snowflake

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Still no snow? You can make your own snow right at home! Try this fun activity and learn how to grow your own snowflake.  With a little bit of science and magic, you can add sparkle to the winter time!

What you need:

  • Pipe Cleaner
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Glass Jar
  • Boiling Water
  • Borax
  • Optional: Food Dye

What you do:

  1. Twist three pipe cleaners together into a snowflake shape.
  2. Take one pipe cleaner and cut into 1” pieces and twist at ends to form snowflake shape.
  3. Tie string to one end of snowflake and tie the other end around the middle of a pencil.
  4. Pour boiling water into glass jar.
  5. Add 3 tbs of Borax ( 3 tbs per cup) to boiling water in glass jar and mix.
  6. Lay pencil across the top of the glass jar so that the snowflake hangs into the jar.
  7. Let snowflake hang in jar overnight.

In the morning you’ll wake up to a wonderful crystal snowflake. Don’t forget to share your results with us on Facebook.

Want more? Experiment and discover…

Add food dye to water to make a colored snowflake!