Monday, 29 November 2010

Exploding the Volcano

There was much excitement last night after dinner, when I promised The Jord we would go outside and explode the volcano that he made before.

It's been a while since we paid any attention to it, purely because of the amount of time it's taken for this particular piece of artwork to dry!

Anyway, I told him to paint it yesterday and once it had dried we would put the 'potion' in and make it explode.

The kid was beside himself!

He couldn't wait. 

No particular significance to this photo -  I just posted it for those who want to know how the bump is doing.

Now you know...

I look like a buddha statue.

I don't know why we had a red mountain...

I had envisioned a green one with red lava.

He obviously had a different vision.

So I went with black lava.

Adding more vinegar...

The black lava actually had a pretty cool effect!

And it's almost over...

... and it's done.

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  1. All kids love explosions, no matter how old they are!!! Cool volcano!

  2. So whats next? Cataclysmic earthquake? Ash cloud - there's a contemporary one! Ummm, floods - yeah, floods - just turn on all the taps and seal up the pluholes.... Jord! No lad, don't read this!!

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  4. @bettyl Thank you! And @Sal.... SSSHHHHH! Don't let him hear you! Working on a demonstration as to how earthquakes happen and then as a follow on, what Tsunamis are and how they happen and how they are different from normal waves.... We won't be flooding the bathroom though.


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