indoor icicles


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Materials:

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Borax powder (found in grocery store - usually with laundry products)

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Pipe cleaners

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Large paper cup

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Spoon

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Pencil

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Boiling water

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String (optional)

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Food colouring (optional)

How To:

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Fill a paper cup 3/4 full with boiling water

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Stir in Borax powder a spoonful at a time until no more will dissolve

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Add a few drops of food colouring if you want coloured icicles.

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Place a pipe cleaner or piece of string in the cup in such a way that it is not touching the sides (a pencil placed across the top of the cup can help with this)

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Wait overnight...

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In the morning, the Borax will have formed crystals on the pipe cleaner.

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Hang your indoor icicles on your Christmas tree or in a window.

Optional:

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Try bending the pipe cleaners into different shapes such as trees, stars, or snowflakes before putting them in the borax solution.