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Crystal Hearts Made With Borax ~ Preschool Valentine Craft

I was searching the internet looking for a Valentine craft for Katie and I to do. I found this really simple but I thought amazing craft on Pinterest. I had all the ingredients on hand since I make my own laundry soap which calls for borax. My first thought was is Borax safe? So I did a little research and found out it is fine to work with. Of course DO NOT inhale or ingest any of the borax! This craft is really cool, it also includes a little science.  It was fascinating watching the crystals form.

You’ll need: 

1/3 cup Borax

Pipe cleaners

Popsicle sticks (I used pencils)


glass jars

boiling water

food coloring

First we made our shapes with our pipe cleaners as we boiled the water on the stove top.

We used our string to tie the pipe cleaner shapes to the pencils.

Now pour in the boiling water, then add the 1/3 cup of borax. Stir until mixed. We added red food coloring to the white heart’s jar. Lower your pipe cleaner shapes into the jars after all the borax has dissolved.

Leave to set at least over night. We did this on a Sunday and the kids came back over on Monday night and took them out.

We let them dry for a little bit on paper towels.

See how nice and pink the one with the food coloring turned out? This one was Katie’s favorite. She is going to give it to her Mommy, shhhh… don’t tell.

We cut off the string and added a pretty ribbon so we can hang them up..

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8 thoughts on “Crystal Hearts Made With Borax ~ Preschool Valentine Craft”

  1. deb from Homespun and Frugal Little Bungalow says:

    Looks like she had alot of fun crafting with you! 🙂

  2. Kaye Swain says:

    Oh how cool! Thanks for a fun idea for the grandkids! 🙂

  3. Cynthia says:

    I loved crafting with my daughter when she was little. This is a cute idea! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  4. Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures says:

    How cute!! I’d like to feature this at Tuesdays with a Twist today! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Mommy Mafia says:

    This is such a cute idea! I think my son will love it!

  6. Ellen Morris Prewitt says:

    Looks like fun!

  7. Emma T says:

    Wow, they’re great. Would never have thought of doing something like that but really effective, and fun with the crystals growing. #SITSBLogging

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