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Volcano Week!

This whole last week has been volcano week in our house! That is what our science has been about and my kids are loving it :) We went to the library for books and DVDs about volcanoes, built and set off volcano models, played with food volcanoes, and tons of facts about volcanoes have been learned. I must say, volcano week has been a huge hit at the Spaulding house! I even did 16 more models with my art class today.

Here is our volcano model building, painting, and erupting process in pictures:

I let the kids use toilet paper rolls with about 1/3 cut off the top.

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Then I taped them down to plastic plates.

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We used rolled paper around the toilet paper tubes to form the mountains.

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This was Belle rolling paper :)

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Then we used homemade clay (recipe here)

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Here are the final volcanoes. We let them dry overnight, then painted.

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Painting…

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Then after dried, I put 2 teaspoons of baking soda in them with a funnel. I also added a drop of dawn dish soap for extra bubbles.

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I put some vinegar in cups and added a few drops of red food coloring in each so it looks more like lava.

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The kids LOVED setting them off!

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Well thanks for stopping by and checking out our volcano fun!
Johanna :)

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I'm a mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I'm madly in love with being their mommy. My husband is a youth minister and we love serving God together with our lives. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!

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One thought on “Volcano Week!

  1. Fun! My kindergartener has been into volcanoes since I can remember and lately has been wanting to make one. These look like an easy project for us!

    Posted by Jen | July 30, 2013, 5:33 pm

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