DIY Lava Lamp
March 2, 2017
I was amazed about how lava lamps are made. I tried making one at home. Alka Seltzer is what makes the fizzing and floating effect, but I don't have it, so I tried an experiment using the chewable aspirin. It doesn't really fizz the way Alka Seltzer does, but still it's beautiful.
- empty bottle
- vegetable oil
- food color
- battery operated candle light/lamp
- aspirin or any fizzing tablet (substitute for Alka Seltzer)
- Note: if you don't have fizzing tablets salt or baking soda will work as well.
- Pour water filling 1/4 of the bottle. Use a funnel to avoid spilling.
- Add cooking oil. Leave a little space so it does not overflow when tablet is added.
- Add a few drops of your desired food coloring.
- In my case I put 10 tiny aspirin tablets. But if you use Alka Seltzer 1 tablet will be fine.
- If you're not satisfied with the fizzing effect of aspirin add baking soda or salt.
- Place the battery operated light behind the bottle or find a glow stick and place it inside the bottle.
- Display it in your room. You can turn off the lights as it can be used as dimlight.
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