Give the classic volcano experiment a new twist and make it a pink volcano experiment to fit your Valentine’s Day theme!
Volcano experiments are so much fun for kids! It is a great experiment to start with younger kids, and they are amazed at the “magic” happening in front of their eyes!
We did this experiment in our sandpit. We used 50ml of vinegar mixed with a few drops of red food colouring(which turned out pink, but so pretty, we don’t mind) in the big jar. In a smaller jar, we added 10 ml of baking soda/bicarbonate of soda and placed it in the sand.
Drops of the vinegar solution were dropped into the baking soda with a dropper. (Great for fine motor skills too!) It started bubbling over the more we added.
Obviously, the fun couldn’t end there! My kids added it to the container and added sand to the mixture, making a new concoction. Exploring a bit more with this pink stuff was fun!
A quick experiment, frugal too and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already. Go try it out with the kids! One could change the colours and experiment with different amounts of baking soda.
How fun! I love the idea of making a volcano in the sand! Going to have to remember this one for when we get to play outside again!