Grow Crystals on EVERYTHING!

MomBert was playing with Borax crystals. At some point I had showed her an artist who strategically grows crystals on skulls. As a result, I received this lovely skull and vertebrae combo that kind of looks like a tulip from across a room.

Growing Borax crystals on things is an elementary school experiment that I don’t remember doing. Maybe because elementary classes grow their crystals on cardboard and pipe cleaners instead of bones they find in the woods.

MomBert showed me the videos and articles she found where techniques were discussed. By the time I got around to finding a “bone pot” at a thrift store, I had watched more.

It’s wonderfully witchy to have a skull of undetermined species and a deer pelvic bone boiling in your cauldron with a ton of Borax. Everything sits overnight and the crystals form as the water cools.

I ended up putting the skull through two rounds to see if I could get more growth. The Internet said I could. I also used fabric dye instead of food coloring since dye was what was on hand.

My favorite result is the deer pelvis because it looks like a mask or some woodland sprite.

And if you’re going to put crystals on one thing then you might as well put it on anything laying around.

10 thoughts on “Grow Crystals on EVERYTHING!

  1. I remember seeing this craft & reading about it, but was too afraid of the ‘chemicals’ to try it out. But now I make my own laundry detergent & always have borax on hand. I happen to have some antlers, too, so I’m off to find the rabbit hole

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