I hate to waste anything, especially if it’s something we could use for crafting. This includes Play-Doh when it starts to dry up; I have bags of it hidden away, just waiting for a crafting opportunity. We’ve made some fun Play-Doh monsters and even Christmas ornaments with it.
And most recently?
We had volcanoes erupting in the kitchen!
It was an easy leap — they absolutely LOVED our earlier fizzy science experiment, so I knew this would be a hit.
I got out 2 cookie sheets, making sure to grab the ones with edges to help contain the mess, and the old Play-Doh. Then we shaped our volcanoes.
Once we had our volcanoes ready, we added a tablespoon of baking soda. We learned that if you sprinkle a little on the outside it makes for an even more dramatic eruption.
In 2 small cups I had 1/4 cup of vinegar mixed with red food coloring. (After all, lava should be red!)
We learned that the slower you pour the vinegar, the better the volcanoes worked.
What messy fun have you had lately?
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