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The Ultimate Volcano Science Kit!
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Some tips for casting a successful volcano: the Ultimate Volcano directions call for one cup of water to be added to the plaster, and this amount works for most customers. However, if you have added a full cup and the mix still seems too thick to pour into the mold, stir in a little extra water, adding a bit at a time (up to 1/4 cup). The ideal consistency should be thick, but pourable. We also recommend working quickly and using cold water throughout, since warm or hot water can make the plaster harden more quickly.
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I received this product free for my review!
My son loves doing home projects and what a wonderful way to learn without feeling like your in school! This is a great way to spend quality time together doing something fun and educational!
When we received the Volcano Kit my son bugged and bugged to be able to do the activity. So when I finally got some time to do it with him, he was oober excited!!
The instructions state:
- Connect the two parts of the volcano mold.
- Place the mold upside down on top of the eruption chamber
- Put the plaster in a disposable container and then add 1 cup of water
- Use the stirring stick included in the kit to quickly mix the plaster and water together. Mix well
- Pour the plaster into the volcano mold and let sit for 30-40 minutes
- Once the plaster has set, remove all of the parts of the mold and use your stirring stick to scrape off any mold lines that are left behind
- Let the plaster dry completely before you paint. Either put the plaster volcano in a sunny spot for 1-2 days. Or if you're in a hurry, ask an adult helper to put the volcano in the oven for 1-2 hours at about 200 degrees. Let it cool and you'll be ready to paint.
The first time we tried to mix the plaster, it hardened too fast and became a molded mess lol But tried again and it turned out fantastic!
Now my experience with the mold, I personally suggest only using 3/4 of the bag of plaster with the 1 cup of water. As the first try, the plaster hardened and wouldn't pour into the mold without clumping. I also ended up baking the volcano so that my son would be able to do the project faster! Below is what the volcano looked like before being baked and painted.
After I baked the volcano, my son went to work painting his masterpiece!
Here is the finished volcano that my son made!!
My son had a blast, (pun intended!), pouring the plaster into the mold and painting his masterpiece! We both learned a lot about a volcano and what causes it to erupt!
The kit included everything we needed to make the volcano and make it erupt! There were fun educational workbooks that taught us things we didn't know about the structure of the Earth, what a ring of fire is, the different types of volcanoes and so much more.
The customer service is wonderful and do everything they can to make sure your experience with their product is fantastic and you are satisfied!
I would recommend this for any teacher, home schooled child or just as a fun activity to do with the kids anytime of the year!!
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