Science, Tech, Math › Science How to Make a Yeast & Hydrogen Peroxide Volcano Share Flipboard Email Print Hero Images/Getty Images Science Chemistry Activities for Kids Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated July 23, 2018 Here's how to make a safe and easy chemical volcano using two common, inexpensive household ingredients. What You Need Quick-rising yeastHydrogen peroxide (brown bottle found in pharmacies and grocery stores)Small bottleMeasuring cups (optional)Paper or clay "cone'" (optional) Here's How You pour the hydrogen peroxide into a small bottle. If you like, you can build a model volcano shape around the bottle using clay or a paper cone.When you are ready for the eruption, add a packet of quick rise yeast to the bottle. Stir in the yeast or swirl it around the container. Watch your "volcano" foam and fizz! If you're seeking more exact measurements, try a half cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 tablespoon of yeast.