This crystal shamrocks science experiment is a fun way to learn about crystal formation!
You’ll need a few basic supplies to create your crystal shamrocks.
With just a few steps you can watch as crystal formations take shape on the surface of the shamrock!
Have fun watching and learning as your crystal shamrocks develop overnight.
This science experiment is sure to get you hooked on crystals and science experiments for years to come!
So what are you waiting for?
Get started today with this crystal shamrocks science experiment!
Printable St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Activities Pack
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup Borax
- green pipe cleaners, 1 for each crystal
- wide mouth jar or glass
- thin string
- popsicle sticks
To create the crystal structure from a chenille stem, twist one chenille stem into a shamrock shape.
Place borax powder in the wide mouth jar.
In a medium stock pot, bring the water to a boil. Slowly pour the water into the jar. Pour slowly to allow the jar temperature to adjust so it does not crack. Stir the mixture until all of the borax powder is dissolved.
Attach a string to hang the chenille stem in the jar.
Carefully drop the chenille stem into the borax solution and attach the string to a popsicle stick so that the chenille stem hangs in the middle of the jar without touching the edges or bottom.
Crystals will begin forming as the mixture cools. Crystals will form on the chenille stem in as little as two hours. For best results, avoid disturbing the chenille stems for 24 hours.
Remove the chenille stems from the jar and allow to dry completely.
Use the thread to hang the chenille stems or cut the string if desired.
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup Borax detergent booster
- Chenille stems, 1 for each crystal
- Wide mouth jar or glass
- Thread or thin string
- Popsicle sticks