Make An Erupting Playdough Volcano!

Making a playdough volcano that erupts is something that kids love! It takes a bit of preparation work, so if you're going to use this for a child's Birthday party or children's event, have it all ready before hand. Have lots of "lava mixture" on hand as well, as kids want to see the playdough volcano erupt again and again!

Supplies Needed:

1.Tray or container(large tupperware/plastic container works well to catch lots of lava mixture after numerous eruptions)
2.Paper cup
3.Tin foil
5.Playdough: I use playdough that has been mixed and mashed together from a variety of colors(As kids love to do!)

playdough volcano:

Step 1.


1. Place a paper cup on your tray and wrap tin foil around it, folding the tin foil over the rim of the cup and shaping the remainder tin foil to resemble a mountain. You may need to use 2 or 3 pieces of tin foil for easier shaping.


Steps 2 and 3.

Instructions continued

2.Roll out playdough with a rolling pin and place over tin foil. Fold playdough over rim of cup as well. You may need to use 2 or 3 sections of rolled out playdough for easier shaping.

3.Decorate your volcano with trees, animals and buildings if you wish.


Step 4.

4.Make the lava mixture:

3 tsps Baking soda
1/2 to 1 cup white vinegar
Food coloring

After your volcano is built, put the baking soda into the volcano paper cup. Mix the food coloring with the vinegar in a separate cup. Pour the vinegar/food coloring mixture into the volcano and watch the eruption!


Remember to have lots of lava mixture on hand as kids will want to see this again and again!

Kids are curious about the world around them. Below are some cool kids science kits and ideas that are fun and educational.

Erupting Cross-Section Volcano Model Kit

Erupting Cross-Section Volcano Model Kit

Fully assembled and ready to use, this 11" volcano can erupt over and over again! The 2-piece model features detailed cross-section interiors, a fun fact guide, a spill tray for mess-free experiments, and a cleaning brush for the lava tube. The durable giant volcano model requires no assembly and can be used over and over again for experiments at home or at school. Ages 6 and Up.


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Zingers! - A Seriously Funny Science Book

This Seriously Funny Science Book features 50 ooh-ahh science experiments, created from the belief that a good science education occasionally takes on the guise of performance art! Experiments include: sound carafe, ph pandemonium, dancing bubbles, magnetic fingers, ice-cube roundup, funnel frolics, and much more. It also includes 70 additional Science Fair ideas and a comprehensive 35-page guide to create award-winning presentations. This innovative and original guide is an excellent resource for teachers and students, parents who home school their children, science fairs, and anyone looking to learn more about science. This 241-page book was written and illustrated by B.K. Hixson.

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