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How to Make Borax Crystal Snowflakes - Step One.
Make a borax crystal snowflake - step one.

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Borax is a common laundry product that whitens, brightens and freshens clothes. But when mixed with water in a concentrated solution, borax can form beautiful crystals on pipe cleaners or any textured surface.

Step One

Begin by mixing 3 tablespoons of borax per 1 cup of hot water. You will need a deep plastic or glass container that will allow the base structure to be completely covered by the solution.

For my snowflake, I used a one quart container with 9 tablespoons of borax and 3 cups of hot water. Stir the borax solution until all particles are dissolved.

If you would like colored crystals, add a bit of food coloring to the solution.

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