Coping Skills Spotlight: Homemade Lava Lamp

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Coping Skill: Homemade lava lamp

A lava lamp can be mesmerizing to watch. When you watch something like that, it can help you relax and slow yourself down. It could be a great thing to do when you are about to study for a long time, sit and do homework or about to do some reading.

You could buy a lava lamp, or you could actually make your own. What you need:

  • a plastic bottle
  • oil
  • water
  • food coloring
  • alka-seltzer

Combine the water and food coloring to make a color for your lava lamp. Then fill the bottle ⅔ of the way with oil. Then pour the colored water on top, leaving an inch of space at the top. Break the alka-seltzer up into small parts and drop one piece in at a time. Watch the lava lamp come to life!!

To see step by step instructions on how to make this, take a peek at this instructables:


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