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DIY Lava Lamp

A fun and simple science experiment teaching children about action and reaction when combining oil, baking soda, and vinegar.


What you’ll need:

  • Glass jar or plastic bottle

  • Cup

  • Oil

  • Liquid food coloring (not gel)

  • Vinegar

  • Baking soda


Easy Steps:

  • Pour approximately 2 tbsp of baking soda into your bottle/jar

  • Fill your bottle/jar ¾ way with oil

  • In a separate cup, pour in vinegar (1/4 full) and mix with food coloring

  • Slowly drip in the colorful vinegar and watch your lava lamp come to life!

For best results, place a light under or near the bottle.


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