Lava Lamp Experiment – Sensory bottle idea

The lava lamp experiment is another simple experiment to do with your child at home, at school and at nursery but please supervise your children at all times when using disposable aspirin. This experiment is not only fun to do but you come away with a great sensory bottle that your child can keep.

Come away with a great sensory bottle!

The ingredients you will need are:

  • vegetable oil
  • an empty bottle
  • water
  • food colouring
  • dissolvable aspirin

First of all fill your bottle up with vegetable oil to before the nape of the bottle neck starts. Then pour in some food colouring. Fill the rest of the bottle up with water before adding one dissolvable aspirin (Please see video above).

Sensory bottles stimulates the senses for children, especially for children with sensory processing disorder. They can also be used to calm children down as watching the lava move around slowly helps calm breathing and regulate emotions.

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