Icicle Christmas Ornaments

Icicle Christmas Ornaments

pipe cleaners
3 Tbs. borax
1 cup water, boiling
large glass jar

Shape the pipe cleaner into any desired form, such as a heart, star or Christmas tree.

Attach the pipe cleaner shape to a pencil with string.

An adult should carefully mix borax and boiling water to create a solution that will form crystals on the pipe cleaner. Up to four cups of water will likely be needed to fill a large jar, so mix accordingly.

Figure A

Dip the pipe cleaner into the solution and let sit overnight, suspended by the pencil and string (figure A). In the morning, the pipe cleaner will be transformed into a unique ornament that looks great on gift boxes or on the tree.