For our St. Patrick’s Day decorations we decided to try to make crystal shamrocks, found at this blog. I have seen this idea for a variety of shapes and holiday themes. Finn and I had fun shaping up some shamrocks from pipe cleaners, while Josette just demanded to use the colander for her own pipe cleaner fun. Then, we measured out the borax, added the water and food coloring and waited for our crystals to form. Within just a few hours, the pipe cleaners were crusted with crystals, but we let them stay in the solution over night. The next day, we had fun decorating the windows with window crayons, coffee filter shamrocks, and our hanging crystals.