My inspiration for the snowflakes was this Pinterest pin-
To make these you need
*These directions call for blue food coloring, but I skipped that step.
So, boiling water is hard to come by in the classroom so I just microwaved a container of water for about 5 minutes. SEVERAL times. This took forever. Needless to say, the kids were working on a close reading activity on blizzards while I was cooking! The proper directions call for 3 tablespoons of Borax to every cup of water. My proportions were waaaayyyy off, but as you'll see, they worked!
No matter how much they begged, mean Ms. Lester wouldn't help them bend the pipe cleaners...
This was interesting because I used cups I had on hand and they weren't big enough to really hold the snowflake... Martha (as in Stewart) says to suspend the snowflakes in a container large enough to hold the snowflake...well Martha,
But they still turned out great!
This one got a little overdone, but still pretty cool!
I'll say this Pinterest project was a success, despite the fact that I altered every direction...HA!
Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you!