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.
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.
Play Dough Volcano
Making these play doh volcanoes is one of our favorite dinosaur activities for preschoolers.
To help reduce the mess, use a cookie sheet that has an edge.
Use your old play dough to form a volcano shape in the center of your tray.
Once your volcano is ready, add a tablespoon of baking soda inside the volcano’s opening.
We learned that if you sprinkle a little on the outside it makes for an even more dramatic eruption.
Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with a couple drops of red food coloring in a small cup.
Then allow your preschooler to slowly pour the vinegar onto the volcano.
Watch out, dinosaurs! The volcano is erupting!
We learned that the slower you pour the vinegar, the better the volcanoes worked.
We were able to use our Play-Doh volcanoes 3-4 times each before my daughter decided it was time to get messy!
The wet, squishy Play-Doh held their interest for a long, long time.
I’m so glad I used cookie sheets that had sides to contain some of that mess!
We had so much fun making this play dough volcano. I’m sure your kids will love it, too!
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