I have seen many DIY versions of erupting volcanoes. Sometimes with paper mache and soft drink bottles. We've never tried the DIY volcano but I have always kept it in mind for when the occasion arose. However for his birthday one of Caspar's friends gave him a really fun Volcano Making Kit.
Last week Caspar mixed the plaster to make the volcano. Yesterday he painted it and today he made it erupt. The eruption was caused by the simple baking soda, red food colouring and dishwashing liquid (for extra bubbles) mixture with some vinegar poured on top.
It was a lot of fun and both children enjoying pouring the vinegar and it just kept on erupting. Some mums are so clever, this made a perfect birthday gift for a five year old. Speaking of gifts soon I will be updating my Pinterest boards to include suggested gift ideas for the holiday season. Stay tuned.