I think I must have snowflakes on the brain. It’s finally snowing here, which makes it feel like Christmas. I love the snow! I love playing in it and I love being cozy in my house when it’s snowing outside. A good storm makes me want to work on a project or to curl up with a good book. (Curling up with a good book doesn’t happen enough, that’s for sure.)
I have been asked to help my son’s third grade class make a gift so, I experimented with this lovely and very easy crystal snowflake from Martha Stewart. It couldn’t have been easier. I used white pipe cleaners, my favorite Mighty 20 Mule Team Borax, boiling water and a small amount of blue food coloring. For the how to click on over to Martha. Borax is available at most grocery stores in the cleaning isle.
Later this week I will be helping my son’s 3rd grade class make these crystal snowflakes… with 26 students it should be a lot of fun. Now I just need to brush up on my science to explain how and why the minerals crystallize.
Tomorrow I will share an easy way to embellish an inexpensive pair of gloves with little snowflakes to make a perfect quick gift for the Holidays.