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How do you erupt a paper mache volcano?

Last Updated: 21st January, 2020

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Add 3 to 4 drops of dishwashing detergent and 3 to 4 drops of red food coloring. Add the baking soda and stir with a narrow utensil or stick. Pour some vinegar into the small, paper cup so the cup is about 1/3 full. Quickly pour the vinegar into the volcano crater, step back, and watch the volcano's bubbly eruption!

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Simply so, how do you make a paper mache volcano with flour?

Here's what to do:

  1. Cut the spout off of the water bottle.
  2. Tape the water bottle, open side up, to the cardboard using the masking tape.
  3. Scrunch together balls of newspaper.
  4. Mix together the flour and water until you have a thick paste.
  5. Tear strips of newspaper.
  6. Dip the newspaper strips in the paste and pull them out.

Likewise, how do you make a homemade volcano erupt? Combine the vinegar, water, dish soap and 2 drops of food coloring into the empty soda bottle. Use a spoon to mix the baking soda slurry until it is all a liquid. Eruption time! … Pour the baking soda slurry into the soda bottle quickly and step back!

Also, how do you make a volcano?

Part 4 Making the Eruption

  1. Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda into the volcano.
  2. Squirt about 1 teaspoon of dish soap onto the baking soda.
  3. Add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring to the volcano.
  4. Pour in 1 fluid ounce (30 mL) vinegar to make the volcano erupt!

How do you make a volcano erupt for kids?

Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcano

  1. Plastic cup (We tried a water bottle, but the plastic cup worked much better)
  2. Water.
  3. 3-4 Tbs of baking soda at least (we usually do 4-6 which makes it extra foamy and will do 2-3 eruptions)
  4. 1 tsp of dish soap.
  5. 1/2 oz to 2 oz of Washable Paint , depending on the intensity of the color desired.

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