(for ages 4+, requires adult help)


  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups table salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Warm water
  • Large plastic soda bottle
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Food coloring
  • White vinegar
  • Baking dish or other pan
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda

Prep Time:

  • 20 minutes

Recipe for Fun!

First make the volcano cone. Mix the flour, salt, vegetable oil, and water. The resulting mixture should be smooth and firm, so add more water as needed. Next, stand the soda bottle in the baking pan and mold the dough around it into a volcano shape. Don't cover the opening or drop dough into it. Fill the bottle most of the way with warm water and a few drops of red food coloring. Now add 6 drops of detergent to the bottle.

Okay, the next two steps are gonna get things going pretty fast, so be ready. Add the baking soda to the liquid in the bottle. Time to SLOWLY pour vinegar into the bottle. Watch ‘er flow!