Mum shares simple way to make a lava lamp at home and the kids will love it

WITH the kids now stuck at home it can be hard finding ways to entertain them, but one parent shared their nifty tip to keep them occupied over Easter – and it involves simple science. 

A mum has shared her incredibly easy way to make a lava lamp at home using what you’ve got in your cupboards. 

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The retro lamps are famous for their ever-changing shape, and you can easily get mesmerised for hours by them.

If you don’t have one to hand but want to keep the kids busy for an afternoon, you can make one yourself using an old plastic bottle. 

One mum shared the simple instructions on Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, where her tip has been liked hundreds of times by fellow parents. 

She said: “We made a lava lamp today!

How to make a DIY lava lamp

  • Empty bottle
  • A bit of water
  • Oil
  • Food colouring
  • Aspirin (fizzy tablets)

“Very easy to make and very entertaining.”

Aside from the bottle, you’ll also need some oil, food colouring, water and aspirin – as it’s fizzy. 

While this mum used blue dye, you can personalise your own by using any colour you have to hand.

To make the lava lamp take your container and fill it two-thirds of the way with oil, and the rest with with water.

Add in the colour of your choice before popping the aspirin in, although any fizzy tablet will do – and watch the contents begin to swirl inside.

Fellow mums vowed to give the experiment a go, with one saying: “Another one for the kids.”

Another commented: “Ooh will give this a try.”

A third wrote: “I’m definitely trying this one.

While this person added: “This looks fun. God I wish I had kids to do all these crafty bits with lol.”


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