Volcanoes are a classic science activity for kids. All you need are baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and a volcano-shaped container. Check out these 10 Ways to Make a Volcano with Kids I’ve collected from around the web.
10 Ways to Make a Volcano with Kids
Easy to Make Tape Volcano – Forget plaster or play dough. To make this volcano, use tape in the color of your choice or paint it.
Pop Rocks Volcano – Here’s a slight twist on the classic baking soda and vinegar volcano. Use pop rocks and soda to make a noisy volcano. Can you change how fast the volcano erupts by using different ingredients?
Ice Volcano – I love these ice volcanoes from Reading Confetti. Such a fun idea!
Snow Volcano – Science Sparks shows how to make one!
Backyard Volcano – Build a volcano in your backyard and use a secret ingredient to make the eruption extra special. (Kids Activities Blog)
Sand Volcano – This idea is from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
Mini Volcanoes – These little volcanoes are so cute. Hop over to Blog Me Mom to see how they’re made.
Coconut Volcano – Change up the volcano’s container and use a coconut! (Parent Teach Play}
TP Tube Volcano – Toddler Approved used a cardboard tube to help make the volcano.
Papier Mache Volcano – This volcano from Zing Zing Tree is just gorgeous. Read about how you can make an extra large volcano, too!
Learn about how volcanoes are formed – Visualize how volcanoes erupt using toothpaste and dirt. Learn Play Imagine has the instructions.
Have you ever made a volcano? How did you make yours?
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This post was originally published on June 12, 2014.