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Lava Lamps

ages 3-6


Supplies

Jar or bottle; vegetable oil or baby oil; water; glitter, sparkles or confetti; and food coloring to color liquid

Activity Detail

Take a jar or bottle of any size and pour a small amount of vegetable oil in it and then pour a small amount of water into the same bottle. Add a few drops of food coloring if you want to color the liquid. Then add sparkles, confetti and glitter if desired and close the lid. You have made a lava lamp. Have the kids shake the jar and tilt it up and down to see that water and oil don't mix together.

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Amy said:

I plan to try this and am going to use a plastic bottle. What a mess if a child dropped a glass jar or bottle!

- Posted on Jul 17, 2007



annabell said:

We are going to try this! My kids love glittery, sparkly things!

- Posted on Jul 23, 2007



margreg said:

simple fun

- Posted on Aug 28, 2007



brandy_comisky said:

The kiddos LOVED it! Make sure to add hot glue to the lid so they can't open it.

- Posted on Aug 8, 2008



This is so cool. I have tons of plastic water bottle and this would be fun for my daycare kids!

- Posted on Sep 24, 2008



What a great craft to make with things just lying around the house! Thanks!!

- Posted on Sep 26, 2008



It's better if you use salt in the bottle. Reply if you thought this worked for you.

- Posted on Oct 2, 2008



What do you mean by salt in the bottle? salt water?

- Posted on Oct 2, 2008



redrozzezz said:

I found that baby oil works better than veggie oil. and if you fill the bottle completely to the top to leave no air in the bottle things will stay clearer with no bubbles.

- Posted on Jan 4, 2009



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