Can we really make crystals out of soap?  You bet!  These crystals grow really fast, provided your solution is properly saturated.  In only 12 hours, you should have sizable crystals sprouting up.


You can do this experiment with either skewers, string, or pipe cleaners.  The advantage of using pipe cleaners is that you can twist the pipe cleaners together into interesting shapes, such as a snowflake or other design.  (Make sure the shape fits inside your jar. )


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3 Responses to “Laundry Soap Crystals”

  1. thanks for the ecspheramant borax is so cool (:

  2. You don’t need to shout – I can read your works just fine.

    You can use contact lens solution containing boric acid , however you’ll also need to add a bit of baking soda with it before you add the glue. Try experimenting with different amounts of each to find the perfect solution. (IT’s going to vary depending on the brand of contact lens cleaner or if you use just straight boric acid from the jar).

  3. I CANT FIND BORAX ANYTHING I CAN SUBSTITUTE WITH?