We "tried" to make crystal shamrocks. It is a really easy recipe but did not work for us. We got got green pipe cleaners and shaped them into shamrocks. I put 3 cups of boiling water into 1/2 cup of borax with a few drops of green food coloring. I tied the end of the shamrock to a pencil and let it sit over night. The kids thought it was really cool and the sweet babes thought it turned out perfect. This is not at all how it was supposed to look. I tried it again the next day and put double the amount of borax and it worked, but didn't get any pictures.