So Toddler Approved, Growing a Jeweled Rose and Mommy and Me Book Club all recommended we make one out of play dough. I ended up following the directions off of Create-kids-crafts website. I didn't take pictures of the volcanoes I made for my son's school, however I promised my son's friend I would make him a volcano over the summer. ;-) So here it is:
-Homemade play dough: water, flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil and food coloring (click here for recipe)
-Baking sheet (I used a jelly roll pan)
-Food coloring (optional)
First cut the water bottle in half.
Place the water bottle on the baking tray and start wrapping aluminum foil over the rim of the bottle. You want to create the shape of the volcano. I think I used about 5 strips to shape this volcano, and then I trimmed a bit off the base.
Take the play dough that you made and roll it out. Cut off a big piece and wrap it around the tin foil. Make sure you lay it gently on the foil so it doesn't collapse the volcano.
Roll out the play dough again and continue to cover the volcano. I covered the volcano in 3 sections of play dough.
Here's how it looks finished. I added a few dinosaurs and some red food coloring for fun.
Next take about 2 tablespoons of baking soda and place it into the mouth of the water bottle.
Have the kids add the colored vinegar into the mouth of the volcano to watch it erupt!
The kids will love it and want to do it over and over again. ;-)
Once the kids are done with it, just toss it in the trash.