Make holiday ornaments using chemistry. The ornaments include crystal snowflakes, silver glass balls, copper plated decorations, atom ornaments, and more.
Use a chemical reaction to put a silver mirror coating inside a glass ornament. This is the method used to chemically silver mirrors. It results in a beautiful keepsake silver ornament.
You can grow the crystals for this sparkling ornament in a few hours or overnight. Make lovely snowflakes that won't melt!
These paper atoms are like paper snowflakes, except atomic-looking! Make and hang them anywhere, anytime. They look great for the winter holidays.
This is another holiday crystal growing project that only takes a few hours to complete. Coat a Christmas stocking or other porous decoration with tiny glistening crystals made from a common household ingredient.
Use a redox reaction to plate copper over galvanized wire or a galvanized shape (e.g., a star) to make a shiny copper holiday ornament.
This crystal decoration is shown in a snowflake shape, but you can make it in any design you like. Grow crystals around a shape, but include an extra ingredient so your crystals will glow in the dark.
You can grow borax crystals over a heart shape just as easily as over a snowflake shape! Make a sparkling crystal heart for your holiday.
Cut paper snowflakes from coffee filters to use as a base for crystals. This is a crystallized twist on the classic paper snowflake project that produces amazing shimmering decorations.
This is another easy crystal decoration that you can grow overnight. If you grow the crystal around a glittery or metallic pipecleaner, you'll get a twinkling star. You can get a different interesting crystallized effect if you grow clear crystals around a colored core.
You can use a small dry starfish or a shell as the base for your crystals. Starfish produce very sparkly decorations or holiday ornaments. It's an easy project that you can complete overnight.