Introduction: Home-made Lava Lamp
Today I will show you step-by-step how to create a home-made lava lamp.
The supplies you will need are:
1. Empty soda or water bottle
2. Vegetable Oil
3. Food coloring of your choice
4. A tablet of Effervescent (Such as Alkaseltzer)
5. Flashlight (Optional)
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Step 1: Clean Your Bottle of Choice
Make sure the bottle is completely rinsed and thoroughly cleaned before starting.
Step 2: Fill Bottle 3/4 Full of Vegetable Oil
Take the vegetable oil and fill the bottle approximately three quarters full, leaving room to add water to the mixture.
Step 3: Fill the Remaining Space in the Bottle With Water
After adding in the vegetable oil, add in water to fill the bottle. Make sure to leave a little room for the liquid to expand once the tablets have been dropped in.
Step 4: Add a Few Drops of Food Coloring
Do not add too much food coloring, two or three drops will work just fine for a 12 oz bottle.
Step 5: Break Effervescent Tablet Into Small Pieces
Break the tablet down so you are able to drop it into the bottle.
Step 6: Drop the Small Pieces of Efervescent Tablet Into the Bottle.
Drop the broken tablet pieces into the bottle one by one.
Step 7: Wait for Tablet Pieces to Dissolve
Allow 1-2 minutes for the tablets to fully dissolve.
Step 8: Put the Cap Back on the Bottle
Make sure the bottle is closed so you don't make a mess. Once the tablets have been dropped in the liquid will expand slightly. (May cause the bottle to overflow if filled too high).
Step 9: Slowly Shake the Bottle to Mix
Slowly swirling the bottle will separate the oil and the water, creating bubbles that move inside the bottle.
Step 10: Place Flash-Light to Provide the Glow for Your New Lava Lamp
Having a flashlight will illuminate the entire bottle creating a cool effect.