How to make a volcano?

23 Jul , 2014   Video

A volcano can be a fun science experiment to do for a school project or event. Made using items you can find in your home, a homemade volcano can be an impressive addition to any school science fair. 


  • dough
  • soda bottle
  • vinegar
  • soda
  • food color 

  1. Place the soda bottle on a cookie sheet, or any other surface where you would like to create your volcano that will not leak after it erupts.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt, oil and water in a bowl to create a dough with which to build the outside of your volcano. Add a drop or two of food coloring to the mix to create a colored volcano.
  3. Mold the dough around your soda bottle to create your volcano. Allow the dough to dry overnight.
  4. Fill your soda bottle halfway with water and add six drops of detergent and 2 tbsp. of baking soda when you’re ready to make your volcano erupt.
  5. Slowly pour in vinegar to make the volcano erupt.


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