We are learning all about dinosaurs, and what would a theme about dinosaurs be without making a volcano?
First, Hailey mixed up a mountain- we used:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tbs cooking oil
She formed a mountain around a small water bottle.
Then she painted it. We didn’t wait for the salt dough to dry before painting, and it worked out fine.
We set up a little area for our dinosaurs. Hailey added a little pond (lower left hand corner), some rocks, trees, dinosaurs, and of course the volcano.
Time to set off the volcano!! In the bottle we put:
red food coloring
Dawn dish soap
2 tbsp of baking soda
Hailey added the vinegar!
Hunter and Hailey playing with the dinosaurs.
Hailey loved it!
Hailey wanted to see a bigger explosion, so when Rich got home, we mixed everything up in a soda bottle and put the top on the bottle and let the gasses built up for a bit.
Here is what happens when you do that: