Homemade Lava Lamp for your Kids

It is simple, you don’t need to have any weird ingredients, you can get everything at the grocery store, or even the corner store.

What you need:

– vegetable oil – food color – Alka-Seltzer tablets – these aren’t expensive, you can get a lot of reactions out of one little box.

You’re also gonna need water and a clear jar or glass of some sort. You don’t need a cover.

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

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

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.