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

Holiday science! 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.

salt crystal snowflakes
Or craft these twisty paper snowflakes as decorations:

We’re also eager to try this challenging Big Bang Candy Canes recipe. Sugar chemistry fun fact: “Every molecule of sugar has 12 atoms of carbon, 22 atoms of hydrogen, and 11 atoms of oxygen.”

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

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• How candy canes are made
• Make four super-easy pro-chef pastry recipes

Plus: More papercraft, more how to vids, and all kinds of holidays.

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