Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lava Lamp Fun

Today we made lava lamps from Family Fun!

The kids loved it.
It was easy and took only a few supplies.

You need a bottle(s) , water, vegetable oil, alka-seltzer, and food coloring.
I filled our bottles half full of vegetable oil,
but I think it would work even better if you filled them a little more than half full.
Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with water...leaving about one inch at the top.
Drip 10 drops of food coloring into the bottle...
Keeping a close eye on your youngest, so she doesn't drop the entire bottle of food coloring
into her bottle...
But if she does, have fun fishing it out of the small bottle opening
while your children are impatiently waiting...
Break each alka-seltzer tablet into 4 pieces and have your kids drop them in one at a time...
waiting for the previous one to stop bubbling before you drop in the next one.
Have fun watching the magic over and over again.
You can keep your solution, and do this again and again...
until your solution starts getting cloudy.


Anonymous said...

love it! i might have to try this one i love our lava lamp that james got us along time ago!

Anonymous said...

that was from me stacey by the way lol