Experiments are one of my boy’s favorite things to do. They love to see the reactions that different substances can make together and how things work. The volcano experiment below is one of the easiest ones to do and only takes a few minutes of prep time. It is also relatively mess free if done right. I did put it in the 6+ category though, because little ones may be tempted to touch or taste and that likely would not be good. We even made a video this time so you could get an idea of the reaction that takes place.
- Large casserole dish or cookie sheet
- Clear glass bowl
- Food coloring
- Baking soda
Place a few drops of food coloring on each spoon.
Fill each spoon up with baking soda. The more you use the bigger the volcanic reaction will be.
Place the clear glass bowl inside the casserole dish or on the cookie sheet and fill with a few cups of vinegar. This will keep the mess contained should the liquid spill over the bowl.
Place the spoons in the vinegar mixture and stir them around for a few seconds to release the color. Watch the volcanic eruption occur!