20 February 2011

Playdough little volcano



Yesterday we decided to combine play and crafts with a science experiment and make a playdough volcano. We started with playdough, a little jar and a tray.



We molded the playdough around the jar to make a little volcano.



We fetched some vinegar, red food colouring and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), half filled the jar with vinegar (we didn't have white vinegar so used malt vinegar but it worked fine) and added a little of the red food colouring.

Tip: Open a window before making your playdough volcano as the vinegar smell is pretty strong!



We added a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and watched to see what happened.





Then we did it again and again.







Sunnyboy - "Wow! I didn't know I could make a volcano!"

More volcanoes:
Volcano videos and links for children
A volcano painting

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20 comments:

  1. I love Sunnyboy's quote! Looks like he made a brilliant volcano =)

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  2. Littlebear and his daddy did this last weekend. They both loved it!

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  3. I want to try this. Looks like you both had a lot of fun together!

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  4. Stopping over from We Play. Your volcano is marvelous. We have played with baking soda and vinegar but not as nice as yours:-) Great job. Have a fun week! Kerri

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  5. I just love volcanoes. They are so timeless aren't they? I have had baking soda and vinegar on my Tiny Science 'to do' list for ages. I really should get around to doing it. My little man would just love it.

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  6. I must make it with my little ones they will love it and no doubt they will do it for weeks....
    they love mixing up all these weird potions in the kitchen

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  7. ah this is sooo exciting!!! Can't wait for mine to be old enough for these fun activities!!

    Thank you for linking!

    Maggy

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  8. Playdough!What a great idea- we usually do this in the sandpit :)

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  9. Wow, this looks like SO much fun! One this mom would love as much as my son!! I also love your nature pictures. That is another one of my loves. The caterpillar picture was awesome.

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  10. We are volcano crazy in this house too, looks like you got a spectacular result with yours!

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  11. Volcano out of playdough, unbelievable creativity. Check out my Hand prints Butterfly @ http://blog.memetales.com/

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  12. This is such a great project. I love it :)

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  13. This is such a great project. I love it :)

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  14. This is fabulous - I know my girls would love to make a volcano like this. Thanks for sharing with our carnival :)

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  15. Really really cool! My middle school son is making one for school right now. I'll have to show him this. :)

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  16. Great idea! I've been avoiding this classic experiment since my son doesn't like dealing with paper mache. Science lesson for today; thanks!

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  17. Great idea! I've been avoiding this classic experiment since my son doesn't like dealing with paper mache. Science lesson for today; thanks!

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  18. This is great! We've been making volcanos, too, but the playdough addition sure makes it look better. My son will eat this one up. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow, this is great! Thank you for sharing. My daughters will love this.

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