Science projects are sometimes very easy and you can perform the experiments or make the project easily sitting in your home. If you are making a science project on volcanoes, you are making some explosive mound of clay. These types of science projects are very common. A simple way to make a volcano just to show its basic working is by using mud and clay. In this Tryarticles article, we will help you make a volcano in very easy steps.

How To Make A Salt Volcano

Below is the list of the material or things you’ll need to make a volcano.

  • A cardboard box
  • Newspaper
  • 2 cups salt, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 teaspoons of cooking oil
  • 6 cups flour, 2 cups water
  • Food coloring
  • Empty bottle of soft drink
  • Glue
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

This is a short and easy list of the things you’ll need to make a volcano.

Step# 1

Once you have gathered all the material, now, first of all, you have to mix 2 cups of flour with 2 cups of salt and 4 tablespoons of oil with  2 cups of water. Put them together in a bowl or a bucket and stir them firmly with your hands until it forms a paste.

Step# 2

Now, put a few drops of food coloring into the mixture of preferably brown or red color so it actually seems like the outer body of a volcano. Leave the dough to one side.

Step# 3

In the third step, what you have to do is place the piece of cardboard on a table or a flat surface, pick up the water bottle of a soft drink and put it in the middle of the cardboard. Balance it properly.

elements for Volcano
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Step# 4

Now you have to use the newspaper in such a way that make some small round balls using the newspaper and start putting them with the bottle, sticking them together to form a base. you have to put the balls till the tip of the volcano making a cone shape.

Step# 5

Now you have to stir the dough and by using your hands paste it on the paper balls and bottle to form the outer shell of your volcano. Mold the dough very smoothly. Make a hole in the center of the dough to expose the bottle’s top. Now your outer body is ready and it is in shape.

salt dough volcano
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Step# 6

Now you have to paint the outer shell/dough of the volcano to make it look more real. You can browse for the pictures of volcanoes and select a design which you like and paint it accordingly. It’s totally your choice. Once you’re done with painting your outer shell of the volcano, it is ready and you have to let it dry. So, let it dry for the entire day and night.

making of volcano
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Step# 7

Till here your volcano shape and design is ready now you have to make it realistic and make it sure that it’s functioning also exists. Now you should add a tablespoon of dishwashing soap, a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda along with a little amount of red food color and a cup of water. When you’re ready for the lava to rise add some vinegar in the bottle and quickly step back and wait for the results.

This was the very simple and easy way of making a volcano. If you want us to write similar articles kindly tell us in the comments section.