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Get Messy with LEGOs: Erupting Volcano
This blog is part of a five day 'Get Messy with LEGOs Challenge'. See the overview blog here.
This challenge has it all: the building, the mess, the play, and most importantly the fun! Read on to find out how to make your own erupting LEGO volcano.
- LEGOs (any brand of building bricks will work)
- Creative QT Peel 'n Stick Baseplate (we used our DIY Building Brick Play Tray to help contain the mess)
- baking soda
- dish soap
- red or orange food coloring (optional but it looks way cooler!)
- pipette or turkey baster (the Learning Resources kids' pipette is perfect!)
Work together to build an epic volcano! This is a great little engineering project to challenge your kids with. It works best if you leave a few small gaps in the volcano so that the lava can flow out everywhere. Leave a gap in the middle for the lava to erupt out of!
Fill the gap in the middle of your volcano with baking soda (approx. 2/3 full works well).
Make your lava mixture by combining the vinegar, a few drops of food coloring if you wish, and a squirt of dish soap (this makes for some cool bubbly lava). Now comes the really fun part! Let your kids help to pour the lava mixture onto the baking soda and watch as your volcano erupts! You can let them continue to add more lava mixture using the pipette.
This really is a fun STEAM activities and we guarantee your kids will want to wash it up and start all over again with a bigger and better volcano!
Go on, give it a try with your kids! We'd love to see their little faces wowed by the flowing lava so don't forget to tag us @creativeqt on Facebook and Instagram! And be sure to check out our other messy LEGO challenges here.
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