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Crystallized Heart

This Valentine's day craft project shows you how to make a crystallized heart - perfect for that handmade gift.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need
Pipe Cleaner
Borax

Instructions

Take a pipe cleaner (chenille stem) and bend into a heart shape. Leave approximately 3 inches on the bottom.

Mix borax soap in very hot water (50-50 mixture) in a large container.

Put a stick over the opening of your container. Attach the pipe cleaner to it making sure that the pipe cleaner does not touch the sides and bottom of your container.

It should be suspended freely.

Pour your mixture into the container and completely cover the pipe cleaner. You can leave your pipe cleaner in the solution for 2 hours or over night.

The longer you leave it in, the more crystallized it will be.

Take your heart out of the solution and gently dry it off.

You can attach your creation to a card or use it as an embellishemt on your other projects.

This project is not suitable for young children due to the use of borax unless used in a supervised classroom.

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