Magical Lava Lamps

Make a groovy lava lamp in a bottle!

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1 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 5 - 13

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

2 More About my Activity

Ever wondered how a lava lamp works? Explore properties of matter as you make a lava lamp using common kitchen items. Dive into the scientific method - make predictions, observe results, and reflect on findings - in this groovy hands-on activity.

3 What Materials Do I Need?

Glass jar, spoon, small bowl, food colouring, baking soda, vinegar, vegetable oil, and tablespoon. Optional: measuring cups, eye dropper

4 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Critical & reflective thinking

5 My Guide!

I’m a doodler, dreamer and maker. Some hobbies are drawing, graphic design & media arts. I’ve been an educator and home learning parent K-12 and love exploring creative pursuits through fun activities!

Fun fact: I have 2 tuxedo cats that love water!