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A Diamond is Forever, these just look like it! Kids Craft

28 January 2010

These are the coolest! Like Totally! Sorry the valley girl in me just slipped out...
Anyway, I saw this idea on The Cupcake Cuppy,
she saw it somewhere else, thus is the blog hopping world.

I realized I had to try this one out, and the possibilities are endless.  I am in love with this craft!  It was a little messy and took a while, and I still haven't cleaned out the crystals from my pan yet so... Oh well.

Crystal Hearts
Borax (3T per cup of water)
Pipe cleaners- Any color you want
Pencil or dowel etc.
Food coloring optional,- but this didn't really work for me, I may not have put enough?!

Like I was saying the possibilities are endless, and my Christmas bone is itching to use this idea,
but we still have about 318 days til that is even a possibility!

AS for the kiddos helping, they really could make any shapes they wanted.  Also I think this is a fun science project for kids, but you will have to look up why this happens... sorry bout that, I am too busy crafting!  And if I explained it to Etta, I am sure she wouldn't care at this point.

You likey?


Leigh of Bloggeritaville January 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

GORGEOUS!!!!Great work!

Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!


Tales from Bloggertiaville


Nancy @ Live love laugh January 28, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

Ha! What is funny is that my son (16) made these in Chemistry class last year!! A secret chemical fromula, he said! Kind of nice that a HS chem teacher would even do this with their class! They did make them as Christmas ornaments and they are very pretty!

Katie January 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

It's my turn to teach our co-op preschool in Feb and I'd DEFINITELY doing this for our Valentines craft. You can use borax, water, and elmers glue to make some great slime. That would be a great kids craft for Halloween because it turns out nice and gooey and you can use food coloring to your hearts content. Not too easy to decorate with but definitely LOTS of fun!

Anonymous,  January 31, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

Thank you! I was looking for a fun idea for my cub scouts-- this is 'cool' enough, even if it is hearts.

Cha Cha January 31, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

be still my heart, I love these. I think I like it better as a heart than the snowflake version. As normal your have inspired my, Your the best, thanks for sharing.

Cha Cha

Kim February 1, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

How fun! Such a cute project. Who knew you could do this with laundry booster???

Julie February 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

wow did you bring back a memory. We did these when I was young. I remember using pencils to tie the string and trying so hard to be patient and WAIT for it to be completed. We had such fun watching the crystals grow. NEAT!

Condo Blues February 2, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

Who knew? And here I though borax was just for laundry and cleaning toilets :)

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com February 2, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

The kids have done this at Christmas, I never thought to do it for Valentine's Day! They're perfect!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back next week to see which links from this week are featured, and to add your new links!

Theresa @ 612Riverside February 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

My kids are going to love making these with me! Thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to try this, really the possiblities are endless! ~ Theresa

~Kimberly February 4, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

Thanks for linking to me! I love how yours turned out! i just made another round of white ones! I have them hanging on my v-day tree. Hoping to post that pic someday soon!

Carrie February 4, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

Love this! I used to make those with my second grade students. Would you consider linking it to my Valentine's Day post?


Barbara Jean February 4, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

This is great!
Not sure i understand the 3 T. = h2o cup.
Is that how much borax per cup of water?



barbara jean

Debbie~ February 4, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

Very cool, thanks for sharing your tutorial with us, they're darling!!! If you have a minute come visit my S&T. Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Susie~From My Home To Yours February 5, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

Wow, thanks for sharing this cool idea! Just love it...I'll definitely be giving it a try this weekend.

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com February 5, 2010 at 4:18 AM  

Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

Ms. Bake-it February 5, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

What an interesting project! Definitely endless possibilities! Thanks for sharing it with us.

~ Tracy

Roslyn February 5, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Well I never! What an odd craft but turns out cute & great for kids-keep them away from the hot water though!

Threeundertwo February 5, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

I did these with the kids a while back. We made spirals for Christmas tree ornaments. Your hearts are cute! Thanks for linking up to Finished for Friday!

bec4 February 9, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

A science experiment that is beautiful--thanks so much for linking up!

Anonymous,  February 10, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

So pretty! My boys brought some snowflakes home from school that were similar, but I had no idea how they made them. Thanks for sharing!

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com February 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!

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