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Make beautiful golden geodes with easy to find supplies!
It's easy to make beautiful crystals with simple supplies like borax and pipe cleaners!

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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Golden Geodes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Borax
    Food Coloring
    Rocks
    Americana Multi-Surface Satin in Gold
    Pipe cleaners
    Thread
    Chopsticks
    Large glass jars
    Paintbrushes

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Golden Geodes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wash and paint several stones in metallic gold
    *The bigger the stone, the larger the end result
    Wrap the stones in pipe cleaners and secure in place
    Tie a string to the stone and secure it to a pipe cleaner so that it hangs inside of the glass jar
    Fill the jar with boiling water and food coloring

  • Step 3

    Watch the short video tutorial here:

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Golden Geodes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add 1 tablespoon of borax per cup of boiling water
    *You can use more if you want to
    Submerge the stone into the water and let set for at least 6 hours
    The longer you leave it, the larger it will grow
    Remove and let dry

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