This activity took me a minute to put together and kept Rosie and Jewel happy and playing for a very long time.
Ice Volcano Materials (affiliate links provided)
Add 1-2 cups of baking soda to your pie pan and then fill it with very warm water. Stir the mixture until the baking soda dissolves. Then place the pie pan in the fridge for 6-8 hours. The only other thing you need to do is fill containers (or squirt bottles) with vinegar and add a few drops of food coloring. Pop the ice volcano from the pie pan just before play and kids will have a BLAST!
We used droppers, but you could also use squirt bottles. Using the droppers made the vinegar last a lot longer and also added a bit of fine motor practice. Rosie and Jewel had tons of fun dropping the colorful vinegar onto the ice volcano to make it ERUPT!
Changing the temperature of this loved experiment changed the reaction. The eruptions started out slow but lasted longer. The volcano also smoked during play when lots of vinegar was added, which was really cool!
The more vinegar Rosie & Jewel added the more the volcano bubbled and FIZZED
So colorful & FUN!
Touching the icy volcano and fizzing eruptions was also lots of fun; Rosie even drew a few pictures in the ice.
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You can also make treasure ice in a similar way by using an ice cube tray and treasures.
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