Glitter Volcanos

Overview of Activity

Make a glittery volcano

Equipment Needed

  1. Glass vase
  2. Large pan to contain the mess
  3. White vinegar
  4. Baking soda
  5. Food coloring
  6. Glitter


  1. Place the vase in the large pan or take everything outside where you can make more mess
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to the vase
  3. ​Add 6-7 drops of food coloring to the vase
  4. Add 1-2 teaspoons of glitter (pick any colors you like) to the vase
  5. Quickly pour in about 150ml of vinegar and watch what happens next


Risk Assessment

Leader in charge:

Hazard Identified/
Risks from it?
Who is at
How are risks already controlled?
What extra controls are needed?
Craft equipment, Is it
appropriate for the
AllCheck that the tools and equipment provided are in good enough condition, appropriate for the planned activity, and the right size for everyone taking part. For example, do scissors need to have pointed blades? Would a safer adhesive work? Should the task be done on a table? Is PPE (such as eye protection or gloves) required?
Explosions – Co2AllMake sure there’s enough space between participants. Ensure you are outside when carrying out task. Keep face and body clear of the mix when adding.
Slips and trips – Wet
AllEnsure you are in an area where water can be cleaned up. Wear non-slip
Stains – Food Colouring AllAllMake sure surfaces are covered before using food colouring. Ensure you are wearing old clothing.