I learned how the borax forms in into crystals firstly, we made a shape out of pipe cleaner than we put it into a cup and tided a string to it and also, tided it to a pencil to hole it in the cup. Secondly, we pored boiling water in and than put 3 tbs of borax in there. Lastly, we let it sit over night. The crystals form because of the hot water makes the borax dissolve and as it cools down to room temperature it sticks to the pipe cleaner or anything that it can stick to. I think I could have made it a better shape and I could have changed the color. I think I did the tying good and the I added the right amount of borax.