Homemade Lava Lamp for your Kids

My kids have never seen an actual lava lamp but this was still fun to do and watch. It was really easy to do, to set up, not hard to find items needed.

Lava Lamp Ingredients – vegetable oil – water – food color – optional – Alka-Seltzer tablets

You want to add a couple of inches of water to your clear glass. Adding food color will help you see what is happening better, using yellow, however, will not.

Add a few inches of vegetable oil to your jar. Just doing this alone is an experiment in itself.

Now, drop in an Alka-Seltzer tablet. Watch the reaction.

Once it calms back down, toss in another one, or two. We put a lot through our oil/water and the reaction didn’t change, it didn’t lessen, just kept on reacting.

For smaller bubbles, break the Alka-Seltzer tablet into smaller pieces. For larger bubbles (which we had), you can drop the whole tablet (or more) into the glass.

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