Day 61: July 31
School is out and every parent dreads the words "I have nooothing to doooo." Atlanta Parent is here to help. From June 1 through Aug. 4, we'll post a different activity every day on atlantaparent.com. Our "65 Days of Summer Fun" is also packed with prizes and deals from some of our favorite partners. So next time you hear that familiar whine, visit atlantaparent.com for fun ideas and activities great for the whole family.
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Activity: Blobs in a Bottle
(The world’s easiest lava lamp)
What you will need:
1 liter clear soda bottle
3/4 cup of water
Fizzing tablets (such as Alka Seltzer)
Pour the water into the bottle.
Use a measuring cup or funnel to slowly pour the vegetable oil into the bottle until it's almost full. You may have to wait a few minutes for the oil and water separate.
Add 10 drops of food coloring to the bottle. The drops will pass through the oil and then mix with the water below.
Break a seltzer tablet in half and drop the half tablet into the bottle. Watch it sink to the bottom and let the blobby greatness begin! To keep the effect going, just add another tablet piece. For a true lava lamp effect, shine a flashlight through the bottom of the bottle.