STEAM: Make a Crystal Yeti
Beginner | 15 min 13 sec
Science meets papercraft with this dazzling crystal yeti project. PhD chemist and maker Jamie Hudson teaches you how to use a paper abominable snowman - easily cut on the Cricut - as a surface for growing “fur” crystals. While learning about crystallization, nucleation, and super saturation, you'll enjoy crafting a sparkly new friend.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 cup borax
  • 4 cups hot water
  • Measuring cup
  • Quart jar
  • Paper towels
  • Cricut and a mobile device to access Design Space 
  • Light grip mat
  • Glue dots
  • Optional: permanent markers
Learn how to:
  • Cut a yeti out of paper on a Cricut
  • Use Cricut Design Space software
  • Grow crystals on paper with basic household supplies

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to grow borax crystals on a cut-paper substrate
  • Three HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and image cutting file
  • Step-by-step instructions by scientist Jamie Hudson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Felicita Sanchez
Looks like a lot of fun.
January 9, 2023
Angelee Kumar
great idea: chemistry and art!
November 20, 2022
Barbara Estock
Well taught! I love this. I'm going to make one for my grandson and then teach him how to do it, too.
November 1, 2022