For history we studied Pompeii. The sad tale of a city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. So what better way to remember that gory bit of history? Make a volcano!
|First thing we did was get a box (shirt box bottom) and then we put a two liter bottle in the middle. Next we put tape from the top of the bottle to the edges of the box to make a frame for the volcano.|
|To make the paper mache liquid we mixed flour and water until it was slightly a slightly watery mixture.|
|Next we dipped the newspaper into the mixture and started molding our volcano.|
|The finished product was wet and rather mushy so we let it sit for 2 days to dry completely.|
|I had no brown paint! So I had to mix it myself and then the boys painted our volcano.|
|Another day to dry (probably needed just a few hours but we waited 24 to be safe).|
|Then we used a funnel to add baking soda, a few drops of dish soap and yellow food coloring (we were out of red.) After that we went outside and mixed in the final important ingredient! White Vinegar!|
As you can see it was a huge reaction. The kids were excited and I'm sure it will be a project they remember.