DIY Lava Lamp | Kids Fun

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DIY Lava Lamp | Kids Fun
  • Written by
  • Deepika Sulekh

Lava lamps are so simple to make and perfect for kids who love experimenting!

Here’s an easy one to build with a few simple pantry ingredients and a recycled jar.

What you’ll need . . .

  • A tall, clear glass or jar (mason jars are perfect)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food colouring
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Light source for extra effect

How to . . .

  • Spoon two tablespoons of baking soda into the empty jar.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with vegetable oil (but leave a gap at the top). You don’t need to mix in the baking soda.
  • In a separate container, mix approximately four tablespoons of vinegar with a couple of drops of food colouring (keep it light to see the bubble effect better).
  • Pour the vinegar mix into the vegetable oil and watch it bubble up!
  • For extra effect, pop the jar on top of – or in front of – a light.

Variation: If you don’t have baking soda or vinegar, you can use salt instead. Add two-thirds water and one third vegetable oil to your glass, pour or spoon in the salt. The result is less impressive than with baking soda but still cool to watch!

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