• 8+ YEAR OLDS
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ERUPTING VOLCANO

Use Clag to make a volcano that errupts

Step 1

Cut the top and bottom off the plastic bottle. Get an adult to assist with using the safety knife.

Note 

Adult assistance required for this step! 

Step 2

Use Bostik Craft PVA Glue to stick the plastic bottle to the centre of the cardboard. Make sure the plastic bottle is upright.

Step 3

Cut up newspaper strips. Cover your balloon with newspaper strips and Coloured School Glue. Once entire balloon is covered, let it dry. This could take a few hours

Step 4

To begin building the volcano, scrunch strips of paper into balls, apply clag and stick them around the base of the bottle. Repeat this step, working your way around and up the bottle to form a base for the paper mache.

Step 5

Next, apply glue to a strip of paper and lay it onto the scrunched-up paper - from the top of the bottle to the bottom. Continue this process until the entire volcano is covered. Repeat step 5 twice - you’ll need at least three layers of paper! Leave the volcano to dry for 48 hours.

Step 6

Paint the volcano.

Step 7

Decorate the volcano with dinosaurs.

Step 8

Make Your Volcano Erupt. Take your volcano outside - this could get messy! Pour the baking soda into the top of the volcano. Add the red food colouring to the white vinegar, tip it into the volcano, and watch it erupt!