Prepare for Halloween with APC’s Spooktacular Fun DIY Crystals Experiment!
You Will Need:
- Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) 5% Solution
- Pipe Cleaners (Orange and Green for a Pumpkin and Black for a Spider)
- Spoon (to stir)
Start by using the different colour pipe cleaners to create the shapes of a Pumpkin and a Spider.
Once you have made the creation, tie a piece of string around each one and tie the other end to a long stick.
Start by heating water. For every cup of water add 3 tablespoons of Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) 5% Solution.
Top Tip: make sure the container is deep enough to stop your creation from touching the sides or bottom.
Stir the solution until the Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) 5% Solution has dissolved. As long as most of it has dissolved it does not matter if part has settled at the bottom of the container.
Carefully place the stick over the middle of the container allowing the creations to be submerged in the solution. Leave for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, remove the creations from the Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) 5% Solution and allow them to dry on a cloth.
Once dry, your creations are all done! They make great decorations for Halloween!
NOTE: BEFORE USING ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED PLEASE READ ANY SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS TO THIS PRODUCT BEFORE USAGE.
APC Pure does not accept any responsibility, this is a guide only.
THIS EXPERIMENT SHOULD BE DONE WITH ADULT SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES.