Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crystal Rainbows and Shamrocks

We needed some St. Patrick's Day decorations in the house so I thought we could make some borax crystal shamrocks!
Click here for my original post with instructions on how to make borax crystals.

For the shamrocks I took one green pipecleaner and bent it into a shamrock shape.

After 24 hours in the borax solution they looked like this!

The rainbow was a little tricky.  I molded the pipecleaners into a rainbow shape and twisted them together at the ends {in no organized fashion as you can see}.  Then I got a big 8 cup batter bowl and used the ends of the pipecleaners as hooks to hold the rainbow upside down in the solution.
I put in 2 full scoops of borax {with the provided scoop}. 

Then I glued on some extra large cotton balls onto the ends of the rainbow to cover up the twisted ends of the pipecleaners.  I strung it with some green ribbon and hung it up on our mantle.

So pretty!

I bet you think I will be making little crystal bunnies, eggs and flowers next...........yup I probably will!

Have fun!


  1. Oh wow! That is really cool. My daughter will like that!

  2. They look great! I really want to try this soon. You should come link up with Fun for Kids Friday! www.localfunforkids.com

  3. Oh my gosh, I love the rainbow!!

    I'd love to have you share at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I'm sure you'll find some fun ideas while you are there! Come join the fun!


  4. Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday! I will be posting the next link party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and link up again this week!

    :)rachel at SunScholars.blogspot.com


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