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Salt crystal snowflakes, DIY candy canes, & more holiday science projects

If you’re looking for a few DIY winter science activities for the holidays, these Selection Box Science videos by The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair are fun and festive options. Greg Foot demonstrates a variety of crafts and kitchen projects like these Crystal Constellations, above, an easy multi-day project for creating your own salt crystal snowflakes. Or make these twisty paper snowflakes as a morning or afternoon craft:

We’re also eager to try this challenging Big Bang Candy Canes recipe:

Watch all twelve of their Selection Box Science project videos and download this pdf of instructions and ingredients.

Next: Microwave a cake in a mug, fold a Christmas tree napkin, conduct a psychology experiment with fake poop, how candy canes are made, and make four super-easy pro-chef pastry recipes. Plus: More papercraft, more how to vids, and all kinds of holidays.

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