DIY “Lava Jars”

I won’t call these lava lamps for lack of lighting. I saw this on and thought my babies would appreciate it. They have been begging for the real deal after all. Lol after doing this nifty project I’m probably going to get them some. Anyway, without further ado:


  • Vegetable oil
  • Country jars
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Antacid tabs



Pour the water in the bottom of the jar; about 3/4 cups. Then pour the vegetable oil until it almost reaches the top. Next, squeeze a generous amount of food coloring drops in the jar (maybe about 9 drops). Last but not least, add the Antacid tabs and VOILA! watch the magic show!

Below I am sharing my very unedited footage of my kids and I doing this! Tell me if you can spot the ham! LOL I hope all you mommies try it out and have as much fun as we did!