Fun Science: Create a Borax Snow Crystal

Borax SnowflakeLooking for an easy, fun science experiment? You can create a crystal snowflake using a pipe cleaner, string, a glass jar, water and Borax. You can find the instructions for the experiment at

One caveat – whatever jar you use to make this will be covered in crystals as well. I wasn’t able to clean mine and had to throw it away. So, please use a jar you don’t mind parting with.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at