Glow in the Dark Lava Lamp

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Materials:

• Mason Jar
• 2/3 Cup Water
• 1 Cup Vegetable oil
• 1 or more Alka-Seltzer tablet(s)
• 2 Glow Sticks
• Scissors or Knife

Time: Approx. 5 minutes

Step 1: Add Vegetable Oil

Add 1 cup of vegetable oil.

Step 2: Add Water

Add 2/3 cup water into the jar. Wait 30 seconds until the water has mostly settled to the bottom.

Step 3: Crack Glow Stick

Crack and shake one glow stick until it is completely lit up.

*Contents of glow sticks may be dangerous if ingested 

Step 4: Cut Off Top of Glow Stick

Holding the glow stick upright, take scissors or a knife and cut off the top of the glow stick. 

* Use caution when using scissors or knife.

Step 5: Empty Contents of Glow Sticks Into Jar

Empty contents of the glow stick into jar. Do not mix or stir.

Repeat steps 3-5 with the second glow stick.

Step 6: Add Alka-Seltzer & Watch

Drop one Alka-Seltzer tablet into the jar to give the jar the lava lamp effect. 

Add another tablet after the first completely dissolves if desired. 

Click on the link to the video to see the final product. The website will say- "Video Is Being Processed, Check Back Soon!" but this is an error with the website. Click on the link again anyway and the video will show up.

Enjoy!

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    11 Discussions

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    puppetmaster342

    Question 4 months ago on Introduction

    I used two glow sticks (different ones from the pic) and its not glowing
    What shkuld I do? also the colors were blue and red and I did what the package said to do.

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    lilcube123

    Question 11 months ago on Step 1

    how long does the glow last

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    Camelionout

    1 year ago

    is it really hard to make?

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    CamelionoutAlexisL1

    Reply 1 year ago

    yeah it is really cool, but is this hard to do?

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    1727017

    2 years ago

    Will it explode

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    cheryl1428

    2 years ago

    it was amazing for my science fair thank you :)

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    EstherL18

    2 years ago

    can u use highlighters to make them glow?

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    dancingowl123

    4 years ago

    Is there anything u can use instead of alka-seltzer tablets?

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    eugene10

    5 years ago

    this is awesome thanks

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    cestes1

    5 years ago

    How long will this glow for? I thought glow sticks only lasted 12-24 hours.