Old Fashioned Volcano

Newspaper Plastic shopping bag

Empty baby bottle Masking tape

1 cup white glue 1 cup water

Brown tissue paper cut in strips

Clear acrylic spray paint

1 tablespoon liquid dish detergent

1 teaspoon red food coloring

1 tablespoon baking soda

1/3 cup vinegar

Disposable aluminum oven liner

To form the volcano, crumple up some newspaper and put into plastic shopping bag. Nestle the baby bottle into the center of the newspaper and gather the opening of the bag around the neck. Tape the bag into place around the neck of the bottle. Shape the volcano around the bottle using masking tape and place the bag on the oven liner.

Mix the glue and water together in a large bowl. Dip strips of newspaper in the glue mixture and cover the bag volcano shape allowing them to run onto the liner. For the last layer dip the brown tissue strips in the glue mixture and cover the volcano. Allow to dry for several days. When dry spray with clear acrylic. Now it’s ready to try!

Place the liquid detergent, food coloring, and baking soda into the bottle. Pour the vinegar in last. The vinegar (an acid) reacts with the baking soda (a base) to produce carbon dioxide. The pressure of the expanding carbon dioxide pushes the foam from the bottle creating a lava effect!

When finished, carefully tip the volcano upside down in a sink to empty out the rest of the lava.