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This lava lamp project results in a non-toxic lava lamp. The project is safe enough for kids.
1-liter plastic bottle vegetable oil water food coloring alka seltzer tablets
Make a Lava Lamp
1. Fill the bottle most of the way full with vegetable oil. 2. Add about a tablespoon of water. 3. Drip in a few drops of food coloring. 4. Break an alka seltzer tablet into pieces and add them to the bottle. 5. Seal the cap on the bottle. 6. After the reaction is complete, you can break and add another alka seltzer tablet to make more bubbles. 7. Feel free to shine a flashlight on the bubbles to add the 'light' part of a traditional lava lamp.