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Colorfully Groovy DIY Lava Lamp

By: Agnes Hsu from
Updated October 05, 2018
Colorfully Grovvy DIY Lava Lamp
Colorfully Grovvy DIY Lava Lamp
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Take a blast to the past with this homemade lava lamp that will have you feeling like one foxy and fun mama! You can easily replicate that decades-old favorite with this Colorfully Groovy DIY Lava Lamp. Once you learn how to make your own lava lamp right at home, you'll see that the kids have a fun time helping out, and you can even squeeze in a science lesson. With some common kitchen ingredients and a classic mason jar, this lava lamp science project is sure to be a hit. It's pretty far out, wouldn't you agree?

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


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Where was this when I was in school in the 60 to do a science project. I will have to remember this for my grandkids. It is so easy to make and so super cool to watch and I really like how you can start out slow with the bubbles and work up to fast. This homemade lava lamp uses inexpensive products.There is a video and written tutorial too. Anyone done this yet?

This is a fun visual science project that my pre-school group will love. I'll save it for Halloween, and make it sparkly and spooky! I will definitely let them shine flashlights on these. I always wanted a lava lamp, but never had one! I don't think the pre-schoolers will know what a lava lamp is.


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