We LOVE science experiments! Since we are spending a lot of time at home due to the pandemic, finding a fun learning activity is so important. I’m sure everyone has tried the classic baking soda and vinegar volcano science experiment either at home or school. I found this version by Life Over C’s and had to try it with my 5-year old. We decided to eliminate the food coloring and added glitter for fun. This was a huge hit with my son. Follow the directions below to conduct this glitter erupting volcano science experiment for kids. It’s a great indoor activity especially for kids who are home. My son thought the glitter erupting volcano science experiment was the best thing ever.
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Drink stirrer or craft stick
Place the beaker on your tray. This will make clean up easier after the volcano science experiment.
Place a funnel in the opening of the Erlenmeyer flask then add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda.
Next, add a generous amount of glitter.
Place the play dough around the Erlenmeyer flask to make it look like a volcano. Don’t cover up the opening of the flask.
Add a squirt of dish soap into the Erlenmeyer flask.
Use a drink stirrer or craft stick to mix the ingredients in the flask.
Pour a small amount of vinegar into the Erlenmeyer flask and watch the volcano erupt. Keep adding vinegar until the volcano no longer erupts.
*Disclaimer: Adult supervision is required for this experiment.*