We are still in Indonesia with our “Around the world in 45 weeks” – tour. One of the things we’ve learned this week was that Indonesia has a lot of active volcanoes. So, we’ve decided to make our own volcano. And that was a lot of fun. And it kept the children busy for hours after the last eruption.
But let me show you what we did:
Firstly we’ve created the mountain.
For the Salt Dough you need:
Mix all the ingredients. add water if needed.
Place a 2 litre bottle in the middle of a baking tray or a tea tray. and “paste” the salt dough around the bottle. Be careful not to drop any dough in the bottle. We really had fun doing this.
We’ve decorated the mountain with sand, stones, “trees”, animals (even a Chihuahua between the dinosaurs) and a few people. Two paper tents finished the picture.
Now for the really really fun stuff – the lava (So glad I’m married to a scientist)
Pour warm water in the bottle, then add red food colouring, 6 drops of liquid detergent, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Lastly slowly pour vinegar into the bottle and jump back quickly…..
You’ve got lava…..
How cool is that. And it kept them busy for hours afterwards, playing with the animals and the lava.
Hope you have fun building a volcano.