Home > Activities >  Lava Lamps

Print Print This Page  · 
Share Email

Submit Cancel
 ·  Comment Add Your Comments  ·  +Activity Add a New Activity  ·  Bookmark  ·  PostShare this Proeschool Info on Your Page
Share on Facebook Digg This! Add to del.icio.us Stumble Upon it! Reddit!

Lava Lamps

ages 3-6


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.



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

Add Your Comments

HTML is not allowed in comments. Plain text only, please.

Forgot your password?