Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit
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Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

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Future geologists are sure to blow their top when they get a load of this crafty science kit!

Get started by building an amazing, realistic-looking volcano out of papier-mâché and then paint it by mixing the provided paint to create realistic earth colors.

Then, open up the full-color book to discover all kinds of "lavable" volcano jokes plus loads of fascinating facts and real-world photos.

With the Surprise Ride Build and Paint a Volcano Science Kit, young minds are sure to overflow with fascination and wonder!

Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit
  • Build and paint a volcano from papier-mâché while learning amazing facts!
  • Encourages fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, creativity, an interest in geology
  • A fascinating adventure in science and creativity
  • Mix the included paints to create realistic earth colors
  • Book packed with volcano jokes, fascinating facts, real-world photos
  • Cause a real eruption with baking soda and vinegar! - Ingredients for eruption not included
  • Includes all required supplies, custom book, a fun keepsake, parent guide, kid-friendly learning materials
  • High quality materials - Exceptional craft-and-learn experience

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    Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 10/18/2018
    Manufactured In Multiple Countries
    Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 5 years
    Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #328

    4.70 out of 5.00 based on 50 reviews.

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    I love this activity! I was able to work with my kiddos to complete it & they both learned a lot while having fun. I ended up purchasing again to give as a birthday gift. This is a great option for those looking to spend quality time with their little!

    Jennifer Weber - 02/25/2022

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    It definitely kept him busy and entertained for the cold afternoon, although it was not extremely difficult to build on his own with very little help. Good quality, fun and inspiring to find out more about lava. All and all good gift idea purchase.

    Elena Linkova - 01/24/2022

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    I purchased this as a gift for a 7 year old nephew, who is very interested in volcanoes, and probably a bit more advanced in his play due to an older brother he mimics and learns from. We had fun building the volcano together. We ran short on the pre-plastered strip that comes for the paper mache portion and finished with newspaper and flour since only about half was covered. My nephew was very meticulous about matching the volcano colors when painting so we used our own paints more than the 3 primary colors that come with the kit. He did start mixing to make the colors he wanted but I think lost patience a bit and using our own paint was easier. The kit does not include the ingredients for an eruption - we made a simple one with baking soda and vinegar. In the instructions, it would be useful for directions on how to make your own eruption even without providing the supplies. Colored tabs to make colorful lava might be a good idea too. I wouldn't say this is a toy he plays wit

    Michelle Stadelman - 01/13/2022

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    The kids had fun with it. Only could use it one time so a little expensive for one-time use.

    Diane Bernardo - 01/07/2022

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    Loads of fun and learning for my three kids (10, 8, 5). We spent an hour making the volcano, painting it and erupting it over and over. The oldest read about volcanos while we made it!

    Julia - 12/30/2021

    4YO LOVES it!

    My daughter absolutely loved building and painting the volcano, and I love the science behind the eruption.

    KRB Montana - 12/06/2021

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    It would be awesome if the container to hold the volcano eruption was larger. The current container is too small to make much eruption. The kids were disappointed about that

    Michelle Brubaker - 11/19/2021

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    I wish there would have been more plaster straps. We ran out. Also, we had to supplement with paint of our own to get the finished look that we wanted.

    DISCOVER CARDMEMBER - 10/15/2021

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    Found there wasnt enough paint to cover the volcano

    elaine gagas - 10/15/2021

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    I bought it for my five year old son and he absolutely LOVED the whole process of putting it together, painting, and then doing the lava. He's been asking to "erupt the volcano" every day since the first time. We the papier-mâché was perfect - just enough included. And the information and the real lava rocks were great! The downsides were: - most notably, the paint. My son wanted his volcano to look as close to the one in the example as possible - but the mountain part of the volcano in the picture was dark brownish-black, and there was no brown or black paint provided. We got red blue and yellow. We were able to mix all three together to make a mountain color CLOSE to the picture but it was more purple/maroon and it left not so much yellow and red paint for the top. Why include blue paint? Why not brown or gray/black? - the length of the tube. I think the width was probably good but if the tube was just a hair bigger the "eruption" experience could have lasted a bit l

    Nicole U. - 06/17/2021

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    The girls had a blast putting this together and erupting the volcano. The novelty begins to wear off after a few uses but the initial excitement was very high!

    Janice Buckley - 02/09/2021

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    If you are looking for a fun volcano experiment I would recommend this! We used it a few times but as with most experiments it doesn't have the ability for continuous play. This was not a surprise, It was what I expected a craft and experiment in one.

    Jennifer Jines - 12/27/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    Such a fun project!! Loved the hands on experience it provided for my 5 year old!

    Christina Larkins - 08/07/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    Bought this for my nephew who LOVED painting it and watching it explode. It's a great gift whether for a special occasion or just something to do in quarantine!

    Nicole E - 07/21/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    My 4-year old son loved making this (with help from an adult). The paper mache and paint is messy so I highly recommend doing this outside or on a covered surface. I love how everything is pre-packaged for you as it may be difficult to find the resources at the time of shelter-in-place.

    M - 07/13/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    My six-year-old son loves his volcano kit. It was super easy for him to put together with a little help from mom and dad. Loads of fun! He also really enjoyed the book that came with the volcano. It gave loads of information about volcanoes all over the world.

    Christina Morris - 06/25/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    This is one of my favorite activities I have ever done with my kids. They made a really cool and unique process (paper mache) by providing all the supplies so all we had to do was open the box and get started! I have never seen an art kit provide so many helpful extras like the plastic gloves and even the little book To go along with it. My kids are aged 5 and 2.5 and they both helped with every step of the process and loved learning a new art method - paper mache. I let my 5 form the base shape of the volcano all by himself and mix the paint and choose what colors to paint it. For the next few days everyone that came over got to see an "explosion" and we have read the book several times. We loved it so much and I thought it was such a good value for the money that I went online and ordered several more to start giving as birthday gifts.

    Lauren Weems - 06/20/2020

    Great activity!!!

    Purchased this for my 5-year-old grandson and he loved it so much I just purchased the monthly subscription! Messy, fun, hands-on. All the things my little guy loves! And his sisters enjoyed it, too :)

    hammie - 05/20/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    Great project start to finish. Came with a great book with facts about Volcano's. Instructions we very easy to follow and the project only needed 15 min to dry before you could start painting. It was a fun afternoon activity.

    Andy Burke - 05/15/2020

    My Review of Surprise Ride - Build & Paint a Volcano Science Kit

    It was fun and easy for my 5 year old to build. The only part I did not like was that the vial to fill with baking soda and vinegar was so small that there was not much of an explosion.

    TORAL VAN BUSKIRK - 05/05/2020