Borax crystals

1- 2 C. borax
~1 L. water
bamboo skewer
white pipe cleaners
food coloring

Weave 3, pipe cleaners into a loose coil. Suspend the coil from a length of thread and then attach it to the bamboo skewer, so that the coils hangs in the middle of the container without touching the sides or the bottom. Make your solution in a pot or heat-proof beaker. Heat your water and add borax a little at a time. Stir constantly and keep adding borax until it no longer dissolves. The solution will be cloudy and some borax will settle. Add your food coloring (20-30 drops.) Suspend your pipe cleaner in the hot solution and cover with a piece of cardboard. Allow it to sit undisturbed for 8-12 hours. Pull out your crystal and dry with a paper towel.