How to Make A Volcano Without Baking Soda and Vinegar?

Do you want to make a volcano experiment but, unfortunately, you are lack of baking soda and vinegar? Don’t worry because we got your back. Here are other experiment that you might want to try 12 Cool Experiments to Do at Home with Household Items for Kids.

How to Make A Volcano Without Baking Soda and Vinegar

But we will also show you several experiments as an alternative that will give you the same reaction of baking soda and vinegar. So, here are some of those experiments:

Elephant paste

Elephant paste has the same effect compares to baking soda + vinegar. It will burst out paste as quickly as baking soda + vinegar experiment

In this first experiment, you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Liquid hydrogen peroxide, which has more benefits which you can read on :18 Hydrogen Peroxide Applications – Industrial – Medical – Cosmetics
  • Dry yeast
  • Warm water
  • Dish soap
  • Small cup
  • Food coloring (any color you desire)

What you need to do:

  1. Pour the hydrogen peroxide into the plastic bottle (need adult supervision)
  2. Add the dish soap and mix it well
  3. Add food coloring that you like
  4. In a different cup, mix the dry yeast and warm water together
  5. When everything is set up, you can pour the mixture of yeast and warm water into the bottle
  6. You’ll see the foam will come out in any moment

Mentos soda

Mentos and soda also can be a good alternative, because you can find the main ingredients, which is soda and Mentos easily on any mini-market. Although soda might contain 11 List of Chemicals in Soda – Harmful Ingredients

In this second experiment, you will need:

  1. Mentos candies
  2. 2 L of diet coke
  3. Paper
  4. Card

What you need to do:

  1. Go to an open area, because this experiment will cause a lot of mess
  2. Roll a paper and stack your mentos candies inside it
  3. Close it with a card
  4. Prepare your soda by shaking it a little then open the cap
  5. Put your tube with the card facing the mouth of the bottle
  6. When everything is set up, remove the card so your mentos candies will fall into the bottle in a constant motion.
  7. Step back quickly, for you will be having a soda eruption.

Dry ice Volcano

Dry ice volcano will be the next easier experiment to do if you want to create a volcano experiment.

So, in this last but not least experiment, you will need:

  1. Dry ice
  2. Warm water (the higher the temperature the better it creates)
  3. Container
  4. Bottle
  5. Food coloring (red)
  6. Mountain shape (paper mache/ clay/dough)

What you need to do:

  1. Prepare the mountain shape paper mache/ clay/ dough
  2. Put it in a container to make it easier for you to clean it afterward
  3. Pour the warm water in a glass bottle
  4. Give some drops of food coloring to make it more realistic
  5. Put the glass bottle with water in the middle of mountain
  6. When everything is set up, start to drop the dry ice into the glass bottle
  7. Take a look on how dry ice and warm water reacts to create smoke and red foam which will looking like a bursting lava

That is all of the alternative experiment that you can try to substitute vinegar + baking soda. Happy trying

But if you have baking soda and vinegar, you might want to read this : How to Make A Volcano and Other Experiments at Home