Video: Sparkling Crystals

Mrs. Charles shows you how to make beautiful homemade crystals in this STEAM-focused video. Best for kids in grades 1-5, with an adult’s help.


  • mason jar
  • water (4 cups boiling water)
  • Borax (1.5 cups)
  • microwave or stovetop to boil water
  • pipe cleaners in the colors of your choice
  • food coloring in the colors of your choice (optional)
  • pencil or craft stick
  • string or fishing line
  • plastic wrap
  • scissors