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Here’s how to make an Alka-Seltzer version of a lava lamp from stuff around the house – “Have you ever caught yourself hypnotized by a lava lamp? You hold it in your hand, move it slightly while inside the liquid quivers and separates into different shapes, and colors. Then you look at the price tag, and put it back. Fortunately, you can make a simple home-spun version. It won’t look exactly like one of those store bought ones, but it will be a fun project and you will learn a thing or two about chemistry while you’re at it!” [via] – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. floordog says:

    I saw your info on how to make a faux lavalamp. I followed instructions and it didn’t work so well. Can you send me more instructions to help? Also, I have another question. It is true that I am mesmerized by the lavalamp…staring at the globs of colorful and graceful gooey globs for hours listening to my favorite tunes. I have heard there is a 21st century version, not the 50 footer in Soap Lake, but the LuvULamp. It may be spelled LuvuLamps? What is this lamp?

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