Chasing Cheerios

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Volcano Fun

A few weeks ago, O told me that she loved volcanoes. I asked if she remembered making a sand volcano last summer, and she didn't. So, we made another one!

First, she filled a water bottle 3/4 full with lake water. Then we built a sand volcano up around it. She put blue food coloring in the water (blue is her favorite color).

Then she put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the bottle.

I poured in the vinegar, and we watched our volcano explode!

We made it explode several times before O started experimenting with putting sand in the bottle, etc. This was such a fun activity!


  1. I wish we had a beach around here. I was just thinking I'd like to do a volcano craft with my toddler this week, because we're (loosely) studying Iceland, at his request. Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

  2. Oh great idea! We will def do this when weather gets warmer. Thanks

  3. This is a great activity - the children will adore it! Thank you.

  4. We are going to the beach next week. Bet my son would love it.

  5. We're gonna do this in the sandbox tomorrow. Thanks for the idea! :-)

  6. If you add some dishwashing liquid to your volcano along with the baking soda and vinegar, it will foam and fizz much longer! I just found out about this after doing it the old fashioned way for years.