Home Made Lava Lamp

Today you will be creating a home made lava lamp, these lava lamps can make great last minute gifts and are also just an enjoyable activity.

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Step 1:

Gather ingredients including: vegetable oil, water bottle, water, food coloring, Alka-seltzer tabs.

Step 2:

Empty out a plastic water bottle into the empty cup, you will use this water again in step 4

Step 3:

Fill the empty water bottle with ⅔ vegetable oil.

Step 4:

Fill the rest of the water bottle with water, leaving a little space at the top.

Step 5:

Be sure to not be forceful to insure separation of the water and oil

Step 6:

Add drops of food coloring to water bottle.

Step 7:

Stir the food coloring with the water using the metal stick but avoid shaking the entire mixture.

Step 8:

Break Alka-seltzer tabs into four pieces.

Step 9:

Add Alka-seltzer pieces in one at a time to the water bottle. At this time your home made will begin to form.

Step 10:

You can reuse this experiment for days to come by repeating steps 8-9.

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    audreyobscura

    4 weeks ago

    Kitchen science! How fun :)