How to grow your own Crystals

Create your own crystals at home
Create your own crystals at home Photo: Paging Fun Mums

A good friend of mine shared this experimental craft with me a while back. It’s so easy and fun!

What you will need

  • Borax (found in the cleaning aisle of most supermarkets)
  • Boiling water (Be very careful with this!)
  • Food Colouring
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wooden popsicle sticks
  • String
  • Glass containers

Step 1


Make a shape using your pipe cleaner that will fit into your glass container & tie a piece of string around it and the popsicle stick.

Step 2

Dissolve the borax into the boiling water (I used the ratio of 3 tablespoons of Borax to every 1 cup of water) and added just a few drops of food colour to each container.

Step 3

Carefully suspend the pipe cleaner shape into the borax solution and leave overnight to cool.

Step 4

Carefully remove the crystallized pipe cleaner and allow to drip dry.

Step 5 

Proudly hang your cool crystal ornament in a sunny place so you can watch it glisten.

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