I'm always looking for something simple, yet fun to do with my kids - these Borax crystals were great! We actually did this with the entire cub scout group a few weeks ago and all the boys loved it! I neglected to take any pictures of the finished product - that required remembering to take pictures the next day and sometimes that is just too difficult. We did snowflake shapes, but there are so many you can try.
These would make inexpensive ornaments for this time of year. Plus they count as a science experiment at the same time! That's a win-win in my book. They also entertain preschoolers on up through high-schoolers which is another plus in my book.
For the most concise and easy to follow directions that I found - go here.
Here are a few pictures from around the web to inspire you. Maybe you feel like your schedule is booked between now and Christmas, but this would be great to plan on doing over the holiday break while the kids are home from school. I know I am always looking for ideas to keep the kiddos entertained that won't break the bank.
They don't have to just be for Christmas time either - aren't these rainbows adorable!
Easter shapes are a great idea too -