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Homemade Lava Lamp Answered

Is it possible to make your own lava lamp? Like have a wine bottle, fill with paraffin wax and water, and put on top of a lightbulb contraption thing? Is this safe?

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someniceguyon (author)2011-08-18

Looks like I'm 3 years late to answer this but yes it is possible. I'm guessing you know how to make a real one by now and not that vegetable oil joke, but I'm going to comment anyway for future readers. I may make an instructable to.

Paraffin wax
Perchlorate (brake parts cleaner)
Pure salt
Ethylene Glycol (anti-freeze)

These are not items to be played with so unless you're over 18, do not attempt without adult supervision. Here is a link for further instructions.

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JellyWoo (author)Kiteman2008-09-27

yes except all of them use a one time thing by putting tablets in water and making a chemical reaction, the other one uses soap not parrafin wax.

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