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How to Make Crystal Snowflakes - Curiosity Quest

How to Make Crystal Snowflakes

Hello Friends, I have a really fun and easy family project for you today.Every year our family makes our own ornaments for our Christmas tree. It has became some what of a family tradition. One year we made wooden ornaments and last year we tried our hand at making salt dough ornaments. This year we had a ton of fun making crystal snowflakes. It was so easy and fun to do. We will definitely be making these again. We hope you enjoy making them as much as we did.

How to Make Crystal Snowflakes using Borax & Coffee Filters


Borax (approx 4 cups)
Coffee Filters
Water (approx 4 cups)
Pan to boil water
Baking sheet with edges



Make a supersaturated solution of Borax and water. Boil water and mix in teaspoons of Borax until no more will dissolve. Allow the solution to cool.

*You can add food coloring to solution if you want different colors

Fold coffee filters in half 2-3 times and snip the edges thinking about where the cuts will appear when you unfold it. You may want to practice on paper first and figure out where to cut to come up with a snowflake design that you’re happy with.

Unfold your snowflakes and place them into a baking sheet with edges and carefully pour the supersaturated Borax solution over the snowflake, making sure it’s completely immersed.


Let the snowflake sit in the solution about an hour or until it’s covered in crystals. Place it on paper towels to dry. You might need to use a toothpick to knock crystals out of the snowflake’s holes.

Once it’s dry, pull ribbon through the snowflake, tie the ends, and hang it on your tree or you can give it as a gift. I think they would make really cute gifts for teachers, family members, and friends.



Do you plan on making these awesome snowflakes?
We would love to know how yours turned out.


Written by, Jennifer Silcott

Author of the Blog: Home Grown Hearts Academy

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