Crystals at home, how to grow a crystal, a master class on growing snowflakes from crystals of borax, advice and recommendations for work.
Decorate your home for the New Year holidays will help step-by-step instructions for growing a bright and unusual snowflake from a water solution with crystals of borax. This material you can buy in pharmacies or business departments of supermarkets and shops. Below you can see what the drill looks like (tetraboronic acid salt). In addition to growing snowflakes,purchase special brushes that are used for cleaning smoking pipes (you can find them in specialized stores), if you want, you can use the food color of any color you like. If you can not find a special brush, you can replace it with wire, having wrapped it with thick threads of wool. First of all you need to make a solution. Gradually, the borer should be added to well-heated water: one glass of water should leave about three tablespoons. But the powder should be poured gradually, allow the first portion of the borax to dissolve completely and only then add another. The powder should be so much that the liquid becomes turbid. When during the addition you will see whole crystals in solution, then you do not need to add more. Solid crystals can be distracting objects, and other crystals will grow around those that have not dissolved. It will be better if you strain the solution. Now, from the brushes to clean the pipes, you need to make a figure in the form of a snowflake. Tie it to a pencil or stick with a thread or wire. Now the snowflake should be placed in the solution. Do so, as illustrated in the photo. A container with a snowflake should be set aside in a place where it will not be disturbed. For the manufacture of snowflakes will be enough for one day. But in order for you to get a nice and beautiful toy in the form of a snowflake, you need to know some tricks and tricks:
- if in your plans to create a colored snowflake,add the food coloring to the finished solution. To snowflake turned out to be a different color, you can use multi-colored brushes for smoking pipes;
- already used borax solution can be used a second time. Just pre-heat it in a microwave oven, but keep in mind that the second time will take more time to create a snowflake;
- be careful, the drill must not get tochildren. If swallowed, it turns out to be toxic. Be sure to rinse all materials that have come into contact with the borax. Do not use for food preparation those containers that come into contact with this material.
Growing snowflakes is not only an interesting activity, but an entertaining experiment that can be held together with their children on the eve of the New Year.