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Lava Lamp Facts for Kids Video


How to make a decorative novelty item, Lava lamp at home.

                                              Lava Lamp

This Video is full of facts about lava lamps.

Fast facts about the lava lamp:-

  • It was invented in 1948 by Edward Craven Walker. It took him 15 years to perfect his design.
  • The original name of today’s lava lamp was ‘Astro Globe’, and then became known as ‘Lava Lite’, and at last ‘Lava Lamp’.
  • No two lava lamps are the same.
  • They were originally intended to be a luxury item. But hippies picked them up as a psychedelic accessory.
  • The lava lamp made its first TV appearance in 1960s.
  • The largest lava lamp ever made is four feet tall and holds gallons of lava formula.
  • The most expensive lava lamp ever sold was $15000.

How to make a temporary lava lamp at home:-

  • Rinse out any tightly sealable container, such as a plastic water bottle.
  • Try to find a bottle that holds at least 15-16 ounce, so the display can be clearly seen.
  • Fill the 70% of bottle with vegetable oil, and then top it off with water and about 10-12 drops of food colouring.
  • Add 2-3 pinches of salt or take an Alka-Seltzer, break it into pieces and toss them all in.
  • Put the cap on.
  • Tip the bottle back and forth. It will cause the tiny droplets of coloured water moving around inside the oil to join together.
  • Add more salt or another tablet whenever the blobs start moving.
  • Then place the bottle on a strong flashlight or searchlight. It will illuminate the bubbles for maximum effect.

How long will a lava lamp bulb last?

  • It completely depends on how it is made.

How much time a lava lamp takes to heat up?

  • Generally it takes 45-60 minutes.

Are replacement parts available for a lava lamp?

Why lava lamps become cloudy?

  • There could be two reason of a cloudy lava lamp: – either it has been moved whilst hot or it has reached the end of its life.

There are bubbles and specs in the glass of my lava lamp. Does it make my lamp faulty?

  • It is not a fault. It is a normal part of manufacturing process.






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