Mini Volcanoes

More science fun with kids. Yay!

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Two of my fave things to keep S entertained have to be vinegar and baking soda (I always make sure I have some in my cupboards!) One of his favourite things – volcaones.

I saw this ‘experiment’ on, where else – pinterest, so had to give it a go and it was a hit. All you need is…

  • baking dish or tray with sides
  • vinegar + small bowl/cup for it to go in (any vinegar woill do but I used white)
  • baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • pipette or medical dropper
  • food colouring (optional)

Pour a layer of baking soda in your chosen dish. It needs to be about a fingertip deep so first make sure you have enough of the white stuff (or behold the meltdown when you have to abandon the experiment before you have begun..) I mixed a little food colouring in 3 small dishes so we had 3 colours to work with. The experiment is still fun with just plain old vinegar though. Next hand over to your child the pipette (bought mine from a chemist) and watch the joy on thier face as they drop the vinegar onto the baking soda and wacth the ‘volcanoes’ erupt!

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J was well into it too! This is great for fine motor skills, concentration, learning about reactions and colour mixing, but best, its pure magical fun for the kids.  Of course by the end it was one big colourful mess but hey, no harm in that and it was super easy to clean up. Image

Definately one will be doing time and time again! x

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