A child can create her own volcano at home for an upcoming science project in about 15 to 30 minutes. Science Fair Adventure provides simple steps to creating a volcano using only some playdough, an empty film canister, a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of vinegar.
First, sculpt the playdough into a volcano shape. Next, make a hole in the top of the volcano about the size of the empty film canister. Place the film canister into the hole, and readjust the play dough so that the canister is a snug fit, making sure not to cover the canister. Finally, add the tablespoon of baking soda to the empty canister, followed by the tablespoon of vinegar. Stand back and watch as the chemicals react with each other, creating an eruption.