Play-Doh Volcanoes

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This afternoon, we made Play-Doh volcanoes. It was FUN and Jos kept asking to do more. Luckily, I had lots of baking soda and vinegar. 😉

I got these trays from my teaching days. I don’t remember exactly where from. I am thinking maybe they were left behind in the staff room and up for grabs but I don’t know for sure. Anyway, they have been so useful for SO many different projects and today they housed our volcanoes.

I shaped the volcanoes and placed them in the center and Jos helped me put holes in the middle of them.  We had a volcano rising from the ocean with plastic whale toys, fish and shells that Jos put on the volcano.  We also had a volcano on land that was surrounded by a plastic goat, bunny and Pascal the chameleon from Rapunzel. 🙂  Jos tore pieces of Play-Doh off to be rocks and placed them around and we made “trees” by sticking toothpicks into some Play-Doh and then putting Cheerios on them.  We also made an eel and two snakes. We took them outside and Jos helped scoop the baking soda inside, she put a few drops of food coloring in and then the fun began.  She poured the vinegar inside and watched the eruption.  She thought it was pretty cool.

When Justin got home, we watched a video we made of the eruption of  our “Mt. Olympus”, so then he found some videos of the Calbuco Volcano that is erupting in Chile right now.  It was the perfect way to wrap up our volcano fun.  I have a feeling we will be doing more of these.

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We added a few sprinkles at the end too for some extra fancy fun. 😉

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