Time to Make
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Take an empty plastic or glass bottle and rinse thoroughly. Leave to dry. Fill the bottle a quarter full with water. Pour vegetable oil into the bottle, almost up to the top but not quite. What youve got now is what looks like a gloopy mess, but dont worry.
- Next pour a few drops of food colouring into the mixture. Youll notice that the oil and water have separated and the food colouring is dropping to the bottom. This is how it should be.
- Take a mini paper plate and measure out the centrepoint. Cut a slit from one side to the centre point then fold to make a pointed lampshade shape and fix in place with Glue Dots. Decorate as desired, we used self-adhesive gems and Pictixx Glitter pens. Then take the bottle lid and fix it to the lampshade with a glue dot.
- To activate the lamp pop an alka seltzer into the mixture break it into two halves first and youll see the water shoots upwards, taking some of the colour with it to create a lava effect.
Its important that you dont fill the bottle too high with vegetable oil or it will overflow when you add the alka seltzer