Mom To Mom – Make a Lava Lamp In A Bag
We are making a lava lamp in a bag. And this is a really good sensory toy, especially for those babies and toddlers. So here’s what you’re going to need. A gallon-sized ziplock bag. You’re going to need some oil. It can either be cooking oil or baby oil. Then you’re going to need watercolor.
Watercolor is very important because well, water and oil do not mix, and that’s the key ingredient for making these lava lamps in a bag. Then, you want some packing tapes, so you can seal it all together, and it won’t spill out. This is extremely easy to do. There’s really no measuring involved, you can eyeball everything.
So, what you want to do is take your cooking oil, and you just want to dump it in your bag. Now, you can do, however much you want. I’m just going to pour like that. Then you’re going to take your water color. I like the neon colors, because they’re just brighter and they show up better.
So you’re going to just squirt in here. I think that’s good. And then, we’re going to make sure all the air is completely out of the bag. Once we do that, we are going to put our tape around it, so it cannot spill, especially when those babies and toddlers are playing with it.
This is a fun way to teach your kids how oil and water don’t mix, which is also the science of liquids, also known as hydrology. And, you can also incorporate learning art colors.
- Amanda Nighbert