How do you make a lava lamp without vegetable oil?

What liquids can you use to make a lava lamp?

What You Need:

  1. Flask or empty water bottle (a clear plastic bottle works well)
  2. Vegetable oil, cooking oil, or baby oil.
  3. Water.
  4. Food coloring.
  5. Alka-seltzer.

How do you make a homemade lava lamp?


  1. Fill the container 1/3 of the way with water.
  2. Fill the rest container most of the way with vegetable oil. …
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring; your choice of color. …
  4. Break an alka-seltzer tablet into a few small pieces and drop them in the flask one at a time. …
  5. Watch your lava lamp erupt into activity!

How long does a homemade lava lamp last?

Lava lamps can generally stay on for around 8 to 10 hours straight. There are a number of contributing factors of course. Particicular brands will require up to six hours for the lava to flow properly. It is very important to NOT keep a lava lamp for longer than 8 to 10 hours.

How do you make lava with baking soda?

Step 1: First, place an empty plastic bottle in a mound of sand. Step 2: Use a funnel to add some baking soda to the bottle. Step 3: Mix some food coloring and vinegar together and pour this mixture inside the bottle and watch your volcano erupt!

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