Volcanic Eruption experiment is a straightforward and amusing experiment for kids of any ages. So when you are venturing into science experiments with your children be sure to start with volcanoes as it generates curiosity as well as interest in science. Moreover, it’s super simple to make. All you need is baking soda, vinegar, and food color(optional).
We are huge fans of science experiments. Before we do any experiments, we do a lot of reading and also add some drawings. Instead of diving directly into the experiments, we read about Volcanoes. We had this simple yet very informative book about volcanoes Kingfisher Readers L3: Volcanoes. You should most certainly plan to grab this book if you want your kids to learn about volcanoes. You can read more about it and also our Magic School Science experiments here.
There is no right or wrong in art. All you need is teeny weeny bit effort. Below is one way of doing it. I am sure you would come up with something awesome by doing it your way. Please do share with us once you do! Would love to share with my lovely readers!
Below are the steps and materials required,
Take a Canvas board.You could choose any size. For our project, we had used 9×5(approx) inch Canvas. If the canvas is not available, you could just use Canvas Paper or any thick paper as a matter of fact.Now take your paint brush and dip in a little bit of water and brush your canvas, top to bottom. Let it dry. It takes less than a minute.
Then take some Grumbacher Academy Paint of different colors. We used red, orange, black , white and green. You could place a tad of each on the aluminum foil or the painting tray so that you could mix up the colors. Also, add in some Liquitex Resin Sand and Liquitex Professional Glass Beads. You could do without them. They just add texture to your painting. If you have some colored sand you could sure that or you could use any household coarse grains!!! There is not limit to what you could use when it comes to art!
Now with a pencil draw a model of a volcano and it needs to be very light.
We took a picture from Kingfisher Readers L3: Volcanoes to draw an outline of our volcano and also used it as our reference model.
Once you draw an outline start filling in the colors.
Mix black and white to make a gray color and dab in the gray mix. Use some Elmer’s glue and stick the gray cotton to form a smoke at the top of the volcano.
Once the coloring is complete. Spread some Elmer’s glue and you could sprinkle the green colored sand to give the sense of trees, plants and bushes.
That’s it! you are done! If you have similar art and science projects do share with us!!