How to make a small volcano

How to make a small volcano

Make your own lava..!

What you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Washing up liquid
  • Red/orange food colouring
  • Beaker with a narrow mouth
  • White vinegar

Add a few drops of food colouring into the vinegar to create a fiery colour. This will be your lava. Shake well to mix the colour in.

Place the beaker on a tray or in something that will catch the lava! Add about three heaped tea spoonfuls of baking soda into the empty beaker.

Squeeze in a couple of drops of washing up liquid into the beaker.

When you are ready for an eruption, pour the coloured vinegar into the beaker. Then lava will flow everywhere!

For an even more impressive volcano, why don't you get creative and build a volcano out of papier mâché? Make sure you leave a hole in the top for the beaker mouth.

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