Erupting Dry Ice Volcano Arts & Crafts
Here is a fun volcano arts & crafts I made with some dry ice that came with a package -- actually with some Omaha Steaks. Haha! :)
In my notes, I swear I saw somewhere on the internet that it was August 24 was Volcano Day. It is the anniversary of when Mount Vesuvius erupted. I can't find that site.
Anyways, here is an article from Wired in 2010 that mentions something about Volcano Day.
I remember playing around with dry ice -- in a safe manner, haha! -- when my parents would bring some home or it would come in packages.
I just painted a volcano scene on a piece of cardboard and then I added some water and soap to some dry ice to make it smoke. Haha! :)
What I used:
- Sky and grass scene painted on paper
- Filti material scraps (used to add texture for the lava)
- Cups and a bowl on top
For smoke / eruption,
- Dry Ice (Warning: When you handle dry ice, wear cloth gloves or mitts -- not just nitrile/latex gloves and wear eye protection.)
- water, a little dish soap
The blue sky/grass scene is taped against the wall. Then there are cups stacked and the cardboard volcano is placed in front. Haha! :)