VolcanoPinWhat better way to finish off your volcano unity study, then by making your very own errupting volcano! This is a great project for children of all ages, and provides a fantastic opportunity for children to try their hand at presenting their work.


Salt Dough
(recipe here)
Baking Soda
Shallow Container

Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

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Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Make yourself a big ole pile of Salt dough.

Step 2

Find a small cylindrical container that you no longer need.

Step 3

Build your volcano around your container.

Step 4

Set your volcano aside to dry...maybe overnight.

Step 5

Find a shallow box and paint a landscape in it.

Step 6

Once the paint is dry it's time to set of your volcano! Pour a tablespoon of baking soda into the container.

Step 7

Mix vinagar with red food coloring (because it's lava!)

Step 8

Slowly pour your vinagar into the container.

Step 9

Stand back and watch your volcano erupt!

Step 10

Let it erupt and continue to pour in the vinegar for multiple bursts! Here's our erupting volcano!


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