Build your own Volcano!

What you need:

  • flour
  • salt
  • cooking oil
  • water
  • large bowl
  • plastic bottle
  • baking pan
  • red food colouring
  • dish washing liquid
  • baking sodaolcano
  • vinegar
  • water


 1. Mix 6 cups of flour, 2 cups of salt, 4 tablespoons of cooking oil and 2 cups of water in a large bowl.

2. Mix the ingredients together with your hands until the mixture is firm.

3. Stand the bottle in the centre of the pan.

4. Mould the salt dough around the bottle like a volcano but leave the bottle top uncovered.

5. Fill the bottle almost to the top with warm water.

6. Add a few drops of food colouring.

7. Squeeze 6 drops of detergent into the bottle.

8. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.

9. Slowly pour vinegar into the bottle.

10. Your volcano will fizz and spurt red lava!

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Shannon Hallatt

Senior Occupational Therapist, Founder & Practice Manager at OT for Kids NT
Shannon is passionate about delivering high quality OT services for children and families, and bringing joy to their lives. Shannon believes that every child is unique and has unlimited potential and it is this belief that continues to drive her everyday.

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