Science – Making A Volcano…..

….. And a massive mess 😂

Since Nanny has been here, Boe has been itching to show her our newest and most favourite activity – making a volcano!

My poor little lambkin had a bit of an accident on Monday at the childminders, and punctured his lip, so he was sent home early, which seemed like the perfect time to do a little science experiment (once he’d settled down, obviously).

To make a volcano you’ll need:

A plastic beaker / glass

3-4 table spoons of bicarbonate of soda (or baking powder)

A cup of white vinegar

1 teaspoon of washing up liquid

Food colouring or children’s paint


(I had previously ordered some squeezy condiments bottles for our activities – they were perfect for Boe to use for the vinegar. You can get them from Amazon – click here for more info)

I’d recommend doing this experiment either outside or in a big plastic container – the last thing you probably want is this exploding all over your floor!

  • Fill your beaker or glass half full of water
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda (or baking powder), then the washing up liquid and colouring
  • Give it a slow stir (magic wand optional)
  • Then add the vinegar and watch the magic happen!

Boe has always had a scientific mind on him, and he’s also enjoying playing lava on the floor at the moment, so this activity is just perfect for him! He loves watching it erupt before his eyes, and it can keep him occupied for such a long time and he always asks the best questions about what’s happening when the ingredients react with each other.

We used blue and green food colouring this time, but in the past we’ve used pink and purple paint. Our steps were great colours after our first volcano!

I’m really looking forward to the warmer days when we can do these things in the sunshine!

Have you made volcanoes yet? What’s your favourite science experiment / activity currently? Let us know in the comments section 💜

Til the next time, Kate xoxo

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