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“Combine art and science when you design your very own Volcano and create a cool chemical reaction. Use plaster and paint to turn a domed base into a realistic Volcano. Add a tube, funnel, and squeeze bottle so you can control the size and timing of the eruptions. Create your chemical mixture with vinegar and baking soda. Add fake gravel and red coloring to make foaming lava. Perfect for science fairs or home crafting projects!”
I have always been a hands on learner and there is no better way to understand something than to recreate it. I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review the Lava Rock Volcano and couldn’t wait to get messy with the kids as we learned about volcanoes. The volcano kit was extremely easy for my children to put together and they didn’t require much of my help. It’s always frustrating when you have this great learning tool for your children, but the majority of it needs to be done by an adult. That was not the case here and I was extremely happy that my kids could have this project for themselves. As you can see from their faces in the pictures below, they were equally excited, what kid doesn’t like permission to make a mess!? The other feature of the lava kit that I am impressed with is that it doesn’t have to look nice, the kids can just slab the paper mache on the volcano and the messier they are, the more realistic it looks! This leaves a lot of room for kids to just have fun and not worry about messing anything up. The final step in creating the volcano is to paint it and wait for it to dry. Once everything dried, the kids were more than ready to see the volcano in action. Once again, viewing the pictures below, you can see that this project was made simple enough that even my three year old son could be the one to make the volcano erupt! I was all smiles as I watched my son squeeze the bottle of vinegar and giggle as the lava erupted from the top of the volcano. This is such a classic science experiment and it never gets old! The wonderful thing about the Lava Rock Volcano is that you can use it again and again! We were very satisfied with this great volcano kit and I would recommend it 100%!