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DO-IT-YOURSELF: Make your own lava lamp

Here are tips to make your own lava lamp. The steps are easy, the materials are cheap and the payoff is fun for the kiddos. WHAT YOU'LL NEED Dark food coloring Vegetable oil Water Water bottle Alka Seltzer tablet Optional: Flashlight DIRECTIONS 1...

Homemade lava lamp
Put a flashlight behind your homemade lava lamp to give it an alien effect.
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Here are tips to make your own lava lamp. The steps are easy, the materials are cheap and the payoff is fun for the kiddos.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Dark food coloring

Vegetable oil

Water

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Water bottle

Alka Seltzer tablet

Optional: Flashlight

DIRECTIONS

1. Fill your bottle about 75 percent full with vegetable oil.

2. Fill remainder with water, leaving about one inch of space at the top of the bottle.

3. Squeeze about 10 drops of food coloring into the water bottle.

4. Break your Alka Seltzer into small pieces, and drop each piece in one-by-one.

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5. After tablets have dissolved, cap your bottle.

Optional: Turn off the lights, turn on your flashlight and place it behind your new lava lamp.

Lavine can be reached at mlavine@gfhrerald.com or (701) 780-1265.

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