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Volcano

Nina and a Volcano

Learn about volcanoes with Nina and make your own erupting volcano.

What to do:

Step 1

Take the plastic bottle and use the modelling clay to make a cone shape around it.
Use more modelling clay at the bottom than the top to make the volcano shape.
You can make it bumpy so it looks like rock.

Step 2

Put your volcano onto a tray.
Add a small squirt of washing up liquid (about 2 tablespoons), 1 table spoon of red or orange food colouring and 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda.

Step 3

Finally pour in the vinegar and watch your volcano erupt!
Afterwards, you can wash your volcano and make it erupt again and again.

15 minutes This should take about 15 mins

You will need:

  • Small plastic drinking bottle
  • Brown modelling clay
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • White vinegar
  • Plastic container
  • Washing up liquid
  • Red food colouring

Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.