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Lava Lamps

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

This project is so easy and simply amazing to watch. Plus, you can redo it over and over again!

Supplies Needed:

clear container

cooking oil

food coloring


alka seltzer tablets

To make:

Each kiddo needs an empty water bottle, jar, glass, etc. Basically, a clear vessel. I found some reusable plastic water bottles on Amazon to make ours cute, but you can use ANYTHING clear. Fill the clear container about 2/3 full with cooking oil. Then fill the rest of the way with water, but leave about an inch at the top. Next, choose your favorite color and add about 10 drops of food coloring to the bottle. Now for the super fun part! Drop one tablet (or a half tablet) of alka seltzer into the bottle and observe. Once it fizzles out, you can do it again! Prepare to be amazed. These are simply so cool!

Note: It’s best to not put a lid on while its going because it builds up pressure and may start to leak. However, once it’s finished, you can cap the bottle and save it for another day when you want to “turn on” your lava lamp again!

I hope you enjoy the first week of Camp Sunshine and discover some fun new projects to complete with your kids! Please let me know how you like the activities, and feel free to share videos/stories We would love to see what you‘ve been doing!

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