I have seen ornaments and snowflakes made from Borax and pipe cleaners, but I didn’t want to wait until Christmas to try this fun kids activity. So I decided we would make some letters. I started out with letter “A” and thought I could make all the letters of the alphabet. Yeah, that was very ambitious. I have only done “A” so far and since the whole process is a little time consuming, I think we will just be making the kids first initials.
Supplies you will need:
- Pipe cleaners
- Thread or string
- Boiling water
- Glass container, large enough for the letter to hang (mason jars work well)
I wish I could say that I followed some kind of recipe here, but I did not. I added 7 or 8 tablespoons of Borax to the bottom of the vase. I found my Borax at Target in the laundry aisle.
Next, I added enough boiling water to be sure that when I dipped my letter in, it would be totally submerged. The amount of water will vary depending on the size container you use. Stir well. You will want the water to be cloudy. If after stirring it is not yet cloudy, add some more Borax. I added another 2 tablespoons at this point, so I probably ended up using about 10 total tablespoons of Borax.