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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lava lamp DIY- Recycling materials

A lava lamp is an object containing droplets of colored wax inside a closed glass container filled with clear liquid, the wax rises and falls due to changes in density caused by heating. This heating is due to the presence of an incandescent lamp.

Today we will build a lava lamp using plastic bottles.

What we need:
  • empty plastic bottle,
  • cooking oil,
  • funnel,
  • water,
  • food coloring,
  • tape or glue.
How to:
  1. Wash the bottle, remove the label and any residues of glue that may have;
  2. With the funnel fill the bottles to 3/4 with oil;
  3. Fill a measuring cup of water;
  4. Add water 3 or 4 drops of food coloring, the red gives it "that" look!;
  5. Add the water to the bottle, use the funnel;
  6. Cap and seal the bottle with glue, adhesive tape can also be used, but the glue is safer;
Your restless will love to see the bubbles go up and down, do not stir too intensely, always use smooth movements.

Plastic bottles are certainly a fantastic item to use on your crafts!

Et Voila!
A homemade lava lamp.


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