Easy Homemade Volcano

Ever wondered how to make an easy homemade Volcano?  Look no further – we have simple steps to make and easy peasy homemade volcano.  You only need a few ingredients for this explosively fun activity.  The kids will LOVE it!

Easy homemade volcano

Want to make an easy homemade Volcano?

Easy Homemade Volcano

You will need

1 plastic cup or bottle

4-6 teaspoons of Baking soda

1-2 cups white vinegar

150ml – 250ml Water

2 squirts of dish soap

1-2 drops of washable paint of your choice (that won’t stain)

Clay *Optional*

Step 1

In the plastic cup put the water (about 3/4 full), dish soap, baking soda and washable paint.  Give these ingredients a good stir.  Make sure the cup is placed somewhere you don’t mind having a bit of a mess.  Remember this is going to “Erupt” and can be quite messy.  If you can do it outside, but if you don’t have that option I would put the cup on a baking tray or in a large bowl.

Step 2

It’s Eruption time.  Pour the vinegar into the cup and watch the Volcano Erupt.  This is the best part and creates so many laughs and gazes of amazement.  You can keep adding more vinegar to get more eruptions.

Easy Homemade Volcano

Easy Homemade Volcano Using Clay

Optional Variation

If you have more time and would like to create the Volcano in a bit more detail, you can create it with clay.  Mold the clay around the cup using brown, with red, orange and yellow for the lava.  Follow instructions on the clay for drying and setting.  You may need to allow a few hours for it to set before doing the activity.


Find more Homemade carts and activities to do at home with your kids here. Homemade Playdough

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