Friday, 25 May 2012

Erupting playdough volcano

After dinner we made playdough volcanoes. Playdough volcanoes are fun to make. Having them pour out a bubbly lava-like froth provides an extra special element to look forward to. We've been wanting to make a volcano for a while so when I saw on The Artful Parent blog that it was easy, we just had to give it a go.

We made two batches of playdough - one green and one pink - using a no-cook playdough recipe:

2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt
1/2 to 1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil

To make the volcano and lava, take the following steps:

1. Wrap the playdough around a jar or plastic soda bottle.
2. Fill the jar or bottle with warm water and a few drops of red food colouring.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of baking powder
4. Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid
5. When ready for the volcano to erupt, add a tablespoon of white vinegar

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