A Snyder In The Sun

A Snyder In The Sun

It's All 1970's Up In Hur

Summers can be tough in Florida when you have kids.  Sure, it sounds like a wonderful idea to pack the kids up and head to the beach in the Flex with the windows down while everyone is singing Let It Go at the top of their lungs.  Ha. Hahahaha.  Oh, I wish.

It's more like this:  It's crazy hot.  Like the kind of hot you would imagine hell feeling like. Here, it's the kind of hot that literally makes you want to punch innocent bystanders in the face everywhere you go, but you can't because the sickly hot, humid bullshit makes you completely weak and basically useless.  By the time you go outside to start the AC in the car, before strapping everyone in, you are done.  The heat has taken every ounce of water in your body.  Your brain is screaming NEED AC NOW!!  So you don't go to the beach that day.  Or the next.  Or the next.  Even though you live 5 minutes from a gorgeous one.  Instead, you keep the kids inside and try to think of shit that will keep them occupied and not give them heat stroke.  And that's where the Lava Lamp comes in.

What You Will Need--

  • A clear plastic water bottle (the taller the better)
  • Canola oil
  • water
  • food coloring
  • Alka Seltzer tabs (get the cheap-o's)

Fill your water bottle 1/3 (even a little less if fine) with tap water.  Fill bottle the rest of the way with oil.  Let settle for a minute or two.  Choose your color.  Add about 5 drops to the oil and water.  Let it settle again.  Take an Alka Seltzer and break it into a few pieces.  Add pieces to your bottle.  Watch the magic happen :)

This was a quick, easy project...PERFECT for kids.  The best part?  Put the lid on your bottle and save it for another day.  Hours of fun for the whole family.  

 

**DISCLAIMER** Your Lava Lamp won't look as cool as a real one but few things do.  Amiright?

Feel free to pass me around to your friends.  I like to be shared ;)