Kids will erupt with excitement!
1. Papier-mâché Volcano ExperimentLearn more: Craft Cue
2. Salt Dough Volcano Experiment
Salt dough is a little easier to work with than papier-mâché, and you can make your volcano pretty realistic looking. Otherwise, the process is the same, and so is the fun!
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3. Playdough Volcano Experiment
Want a quick version of the volcano experiment? Use playdough to build a volcano around a small beaker, then create the baking soda and vinegar reaction. Fast and fun!
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4. Snow Volcano Experiment
Volcano science experiments can be messy, there’s no doubt about it. That’s why this snow volcano is so brilliant! Take the mess outside and let nature help with cleanup.
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5. Lemon Volcano Science Experiment
Lemon juice is full of acid, so this fruit is the perfect material for volcano science experiments. Just add a little dish soap (and food coloring for fun). Then top with baking soda and watch the fizzy eruption! Enjoy this one? Try it with apples too!
Learn more: Lemon Volcano/Beyond the Playroom
6. Pop Rocks Volcano
Watch a volcano video and you’ll hear all sorts of popping and cracking sounds. You can recreate that effect in your DIY experiment by adding Pop Rocks candy to make a sound volcano!
Learn more: Growing a Jeweled Rose
8. Rainbow Volcano Experiment
Lava can take on different colors depending on the temperature and chemical composition. So make a rainbow of fizzing “lava” of your own using food coloring!
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9. Underwater Volcano Experiment
Not all volcanos erupt on land—some are found underwater. This experiment uses the different densities of hot and cold water to make the volcano “erupt.”
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11. Look Inside a Volcano Experiment
This volcano science experiment digs deeper, laying out items like the magma chamber, crater, and central and secondary vents. The eruption is impressive, and now you can see how happens!
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12. Pumpkin Volcano Experiment
When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin? When it’s a volcano! This is an awesome project to take out onto the playground on a sunny fall day.
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