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Kool-Aid Volcanic Eruptions!

We have all made baking soda volcanoes at some point, am I right? Well, I think you should give our Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe a try and see how cool these volcanic eruptions can be!

Is there anything cooler looking than a volcanic eruption? All of that glowing, hot, liquid magma flowing down. Very cool. Scary, but amazing. We love getting crafty and we have all made baking soda volcanoes at some point, am I right? Well, I think you should give our Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe a try and see how cool these volcanic eruptions can be!

Is there anything cooler looking than a volcanic eruption? All of that glowing, hot, liquid magma flowing down. Very cool. Scary, but amazing. We have all made baking soda volcanoes at some point, am I right? Well, I think you should give our Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe a try and see how cool these volcanic eruptions can be!

Vibrant Eruptions with this Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe.

Baking soda volcanoes are cool and all, but they are nowhere near as cool as Kool Aid Vinegar Volcanoes! Not only do they add an unmatched vibrancy to the volcanic experience, they smell incredible too!!!

Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano Recipe Ingredients

Baking soda volcanoes are cool and all, but they are nowhere near as cool as Kool Aid Vinegar Volcanoes! Not only do they add an unmatched vibrancy to the volcanic experience, they smell incredible too!!!
  • 2 packets of Kool-Aid, per volcanic eruption/bottle.
  • Vinegar for pouring, at least a cup on hand.
  • 1/3 cup of Baking Soda, per volcanic eruption/bottle.

The best way to start is with the Tropical Punch flavor. It is so red that it actually resembles lava. It looks so cool when it erupts and, of course, it smells amazing!

Here is the Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano Recipe:

Grab a mixing bowl, your Kool-Aid packets, some baking soda and a whisk. Start by emptying the two Kool-Aid packets in to the bowl with the required amount of baking soda.

Baking soda volcanoes are cool and all, but they are nowhere near as cool as Kool Aid Vinegar Volcanoes! Not only do they add an unmatched vibrancy to the volcanic experience, they smell incredible too!!!

Whisk them together until they are fully combined.

We have all made baking soda volcanoes at some point, am I right? Well, I think you should give our Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe a try and see how cool these volcanic eruptions can be!

Place a small funnel into the mouth of the bottle and pour the volcanic mixture in. You can also use a spouted measuring cup, if you don't have a funnel.

Baking soda volcanoes are cool and all, but they are nowhere near as cool as Kool Aid Vinegar Volcanoes! Not only do they add an unmatched vibrancy to the volcanic experience, they smell incredible too!!!

Now, you will either want to take your “volcanoes” outside or, prepare a controlled environment, like an easy to clean floor or laying down garbage bags and doing the experiment on top of them. It makes for easy clean-up!

Initiate Eruption:

Slowly begin to pour the vinegar into your volcano/bottle. (If you have shaky hands or are working with little ones, a spouted measuring cup is perfect for this part!)

Baking soda volcanoes are cool and all, but they are nowhere near as cool as Kool Aid Vinegar Volcanoes! Not only do they add an unmatched vibrancy to the volcanic experience, they smell incredible too!!!

The next thing you will see, is your amazing Kool Aid Volcano ERUPTING before your very eyes!

Baking soda volcanoes are cool and all, but they are nowhere near as cool as Kool Aid Vinegar Volcanoes! Not only do they add an unmatched vibrancy to the volcanic experience, they smell incredible too!!!

The kids had so much fun experiencing their very own Kool-aid Volcanic Eruptions! This experiment is fun and can also be great for homeschooling. It encourages the exploration of science (flow of gravity, build up of gases and the mixing of different properties/chemicals), problem solving (asking questions and seeking answers to how to keep the bubbles going) and math (measuring out the ingredients).

More fun ideas for the Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe:

Experiment with different Kool-Aid flavors and colors for varied reactions!

We have all made baking soda volcanoes at some point, am I right? Well, I think you should give our Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe a try and see how cool these volcanic eruptions can be!
We have all made baking soda volcanoes at some point, am I right? Well, I think you should give our Kool Aid Vinegar Volcano recipe a try and see how cool these volcanic eruptions can be!

If you are really brave, cover the top of the bottle with your hand and shake it. You will feel the gasses build up inside. Set it down and SQUEEZE to give your volcano a second eruption!

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54 Comments

  1. That looks awesome!! We've tried baking soda and vinegar experiments with food coloring but we haven't added Kool-Aid yet. Guess I know what we'll be trying out this summer 🙂

  2. Totally doing it! My rising 1st grader's challenge for the summer is to read a science book and do an experiment. This one LOOKS perfect!! Love it! :)-Ashley

  3. I'm not gonna lie. Use plastic bags or a plastic tablecloth because this could stain!

  4. This was such an awesome project! My boy, that just finished 2nd grade, LOVED it!

  5. Kool-aid made the "lava" so vibrant! It also smelled soooooo good!

  6. Shirley Wood says:

    That's pretty cool! The grands will enjoy doing this 🙂 Pinning to my Children board.

  7. Wow, this must have smelled great too!
    I would worry that the Koolaid would stain, so the kids would have to be briefed about that.
    Thanks for your idea!

  8. After Eleven Blog says:

    Just found your blog from the click and chat link up! Excited to be following along via bloglovin!

  9. They will! I have a feeling that our boys are somewhat similar. 🙂

  10. You know, if you put it on a plate or in a shallow bowl or do it outside, it's not that bad!

  11. Kristen Hewitt says:

    My kids would LOVE it…but me not so much. Messy right? Great idea though – the hubs can do this!

  12. Ok, now that is very cool. We definitely need some entertainment around these parts!

  13. My littles love watching the baking soda and vinegar reaction, oh my goodness, once I throw Kool-Aid in the mix….. mind blown, I'm sure.
    Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO

  14. I remember doing this as a child, it was so much fun watching the reactions and the bottle fizzing over.

  15. That image actually completely grosses me out LOL. I'm sure it's pretty cool in person though!

  16. It was so much fun! The liquid fizzes afterward too!

  17. It is great fun! Even the 2 year old enjoyed it! Just make sure Des doesn't eat it. Shelby wanted to. LOL!

  18. The kool-aid just makes it awesome! We are going to do green for alien slime too!

  19. Hahaha, why does it gross you out? Looks like lava to me, hehehe!

  20. Janine Huldie says:

    Seriously, got to try this now and you really come up with the best ideas!!! 🙂

  21. Ha ha…I know a few kids that would LOVE this!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning 🙂

  22. It was really a blast! The kool-aid made it so much fun!

  23. Working on keeping the busy and holding on to my last shreds of sanity.

  24. My kids would love this, I need to pick up some Kool-Aid so we can give this a try.

    Sonya

  25. Crochet Hooks says:

    So much fun to be had with kool aid! Glad you are still dreaming up ideas to keep the kids busy this summer! Thanks for sharing with us Echo!

  26. Jennifer Humphries says:

    Love Kool Aid volcanoes! Your kids looked they had so much fun, might be time to have another Kool Aid blow out fest with my children. Thanks for sharing!

  27. OMG! That looks awesome! I can't figure out whether to do it inside to avoid ants or outside to avoid messes. I guess the unflavored Kool-Aid doesn't have sugar, so maybe it wouldn't attract bugs?

  28. The kool-aid really does cover it! It's pretty awesome!

  29. If you put it in a shallow bowl or on a plate, it's not all that messy.

  30. I love this so much! And their faces are priceless! I can't wait to try with Myles. I will probably like it more than him. I've always wanted to try the volcano thing and never have, not even as a kid!

  31. My almost 3 year old was so shocked and amused! She loved it!

  32. Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom says:

    This is so much fun Echo! I should do this with my girls over the summer months.

    I just love their expressions. Awesome!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  33. YAY messy fun.. The best kind of learning experiences come in the form of a mess.

  34. You have some really great things to do with the kids. I would like to do this one myself. Fun. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I've pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

  35. Thanks Tammy! I have to admit, these activities are just as much fun for me!

  36. Bev Carter says:

    What a cool science projects. No wonder the kids loved it. Me too.
    Bev

  37. This looks so fun! I will have to try it. Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

  38. Thank you so much, Bobbi! I hope you try it! It was so much fun!

  39. Thanks for pinning and coming by! I will definitely stop by and link up!

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