Hi there The 36th Avenue Readers!!

I am SO happy to be here today. Desiree is my blog crush!!

For reals – I just LOVE everything the girl does!! 😀

My name is Kristyn and I blog over at Lil’ Luna.

 It’s there that you can find lots of cute and inexpensive crafts, decor, printables, DIY and more. Come on over and say hi!! Today I will be sharing with you a super fun tutorial! I’m sure everyone is wondering what they can do to entertain the kiddos during the summer. My kids aren’t in school yet, but it’s definitely getting super hot here in AZ so I’ve been trying to think of some fun things we can do inside. If you missed our DIY Dinosaur Ice Fossils, be sure to check those out. I recently saw an awesome idea on Family Fun and thought we would give it a go. What was it you ask? DIY Lava Lamps! These were easy peasy and were so fun for the kiddos to make!



– Plastic Bottles (I used VOSS water bottles) – Vegetable Oil – Water – Food Coloring – Alka-Seltzer



{My little partner in crime who helps me with all my projects while the other two are napping – LOVE her!!!}

1. Gather your supplies.


2. Empty water bottles. The hubby said there was a flavored water drink whose bottle looks like a lava lamp but I couldn’t find those. These VOSS bottles seemed like they would work though.

Fill a little over half way with vegetable oil. Fill the rest until about one inch from the top with water.


 3. Add 10 drops of food coloring.


4. Break your Alka-Seltzer into quarters. Add one piece at a time and what the lava go!! Be sure to wait until the bubbles settle to add another piece of Alka-Seltzer or the bottle can get pretty cloudy.


5. You can continue to add quarter pieces to see the lava lamp in action.

Not sure how many times it will work, but we’ve already done it about 15 time for each bottle and it looks great!!

Man, I LOVE fun and easy projects to do with the kiddos!!

For more Summer Fun ideas, be sure to check out this awesome Round-Up HERE.





I am so happy to have Kristyn visiting with us today.

She is an amazing talented blogger and such a fun person to be around.

If you don’t follow her blog it is time for you to do so.  

I am visiting Kristyn’s blog today and sharing a Christmas project there

since she is having Christmas in July!

Come visit with us… you are going to love Lil’ Luna.

I adore her!


Happy Friday My Friends!



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