I have grown "snowflakes" using borax and boiling water for years. I love the end result, but DREAD the labor of making 18-19...one for each kiddo. I have tried to think of an easier way after the first year of pushing myself through the process of this wonderful, but wearisome activity. Well, I finally found it! I don't know this teacher, but I LOVE YOU! No more dragging out 18 jars, washing 18 jars, REwashing 18 jars, storing 18 jars...you get the picture. Check out this site for the easiest directions I've seen!