I had no idea how easy it was to make a snow volcano with the supplies I already have on hand! A gal on the Fun2Find Deals FB page shared a video of her kids making theirs and I decided we should go for it! It looked so fun!
The thing is, I’m not a “go big or go home” type of mom. I’m a “I need a simple and straight forward plan of action or it’s not going to happen” type of mom. When I saw my friend’s video I knew that this was something even we could pull off. Simple, easy, and fun. And I already had everything we’d need!
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My first step was to double check that we had all the supplies on hand.
- A small cup or plastic bottle
- Baking soda (just a couple spoonfuls)
- Dish Soap (a squirt will do)
- Food coloring (a few drops)
Next… Prepare your supplies!
You need 2-3 spoonfuls of Baking Soda and just a squirt of dish soap. I mixed our food coloring in with our vinegar so that it was all prepped and ready to go. I used gel food coloring because it’s all I had in the house and I put in wayyyyy too much. There were globs left over even after we made two volcanos so next time I’ll know we don’t need as much. A little goes a long way.
Have your kids take the cup out in the snow and build up the snow all around it. The higher the snow pile the more exciting your volcano will be! This was our first time so we just set the cup in the snow and scooped up snow all around. Try not to get the snow in the cup.
Once the snow is nicely packed around and you like the shape of your volcano, put the dish soap and baking soda into your cup and you’re ready to go! You can also put the food coloring in the cup with the baking soda if you didn’t mix it in your vinegar.
Last you pour in the vinegar and step back to watch your creation!
The twins loved pouring their vinegar in the cup and watching it foam over! They immediately asked to make another and thankfully we had plenty of supplies to do it again!
One Last Note…
Just a head’s up – food coloring can stain clothing/ hands /sidewalks and vinegar can kill grass. I didn’t take these things into consideration but hopefully our grass will be ok 🤣🤣. A quick bit of googling shows that it should only harm active, growing grass. But of course that’s the first thing my husband thought of when he came home and we told him about our experiment!
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