Making a volcano at home is fun for a child and it is educational as well. There is a simple homemade volcano eruption recipe that will really make the volcano explode.
To make the “lava” the following products are needed:
4 tbs baking soda
1 tsp of dish soap
2oz washable paint color of your choice
1 cup vinegar
To make this lava fill a cup up 2/3 of the way with the water. Add the baking soda, dish soap , and the paint. Mix these together well. The cup can be put in the center of a pile of gravel or a homemade volcano.
When the volcano is ready to be set off add the vinegar to it. The mixture will start to foam and will spill out of the cup. This lava will have a lot of foam and will flow down the volcano. This will be cool to watch for both the adult and the child.