Our kids love to make DIY lava lamps! It’s a fun thing to do during the summer when it is too hot to go outside or when we are experiences an afternoon thunderstorm. Below are the directions on how we make our lava lamp fun:
- empty plastic bottle
- vegetable oil
- food coloring
Fill the empty plastic bottle about 2/3 with vegetable oil.
Add water to fill the bottle.
Add several drops food coloring. Each of our kids picked a different color so we knew which lava lamp belonged to each kid.
Break an Alka-Seltzer into several pieces and add each piece one at a time to the oil/water mixture.
When the tablets hit the water they will start to fizz.
Each time you add a new piece of Alka-Seltzer it will fizz more.
My boys set their lava lamps on a lighted flashlight for more lava fun. The kids really loved this and it was super simple. I hope you have fun with it!