Sand Volcano Experiment

WOW the kids this summer and make a sand volcano!
You can easily set this activity up at the beach or right in your sandbox at home. Rosie and Jewel always look forward to making beach volcanoes in the summer.  Today, we decided to make a sand volcano right in our sandbox!  Read on for the easy tutorial.
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This is one of my favorite activities to set up for the girls during long beach visits.  It only takes a moment, and the fun they get out if it makes me smile for days.  Are you ready to make sand erupt?

How to Make a Sand Volcano

Materials
  • Sand
  • A Sand Bucket or cup
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Optional: food coloring
Method
  • Begin by placing a sand bucket in the sand right-side-up.
  • Then, pack sand up and around the bucket to form the shape of a volcano.

  • A bucket makes the perfect core, and you most likely always have one on hand when playing in the sand or visiting the beach.  
  • I have found that using a taller, skinnier bucket produces a better volcano shape.  
  • You can also use an empty cup.

Note: I filled the bucket acting as the core halfway with sand so that it would take less baking soda and vinegar to make the volcano fully erupt.  Then, it was time to PLAY!  

Making Your Volcano Erupt

Add 1-2 cups of baking soda to the volcano, pour in the desired amount of vinegar, and then ....... 

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Watch as the most amazing sand volcano erupts right before your eyes! 
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Rosie loved pouring the baking soda and vinegar and was delighted by each eruption.

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She made her sand volcano erupt over and over again..... until we were all out of vinegar.  

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