How To Create Your Very own Homemade Lava Lamp!

Many people know that oil and water don’t mix, they usually separate. Take advantage of this by making a cool lava lamp using only a few ingredients:


Vegetable Oil

Food Colouring (optional)

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Start by pouring water into a drinking glass or transparent jar. Put a bit of food colouring in, about one drop. Don’t make the colour too dark, or you won’t be able to see the action.

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Add a quarter cup of vegetable oil to the mix.

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Then, add a teaspoon of salt.

Your lava lamp should begin to move. There will be small dots of oil moving very slowly, and it will look very cool.

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In the picture above, if you look very hard, you will see the little dots. It looks way cooler in person, though. Trust us. The picture does not look very cool, but when you actually do it, you will be AMAZED!

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