Bubble Lamp

Ages 9-16+

rrrrr rrrrr



Free shipping when you subscribe Learn more »


Light up a love of science — with your very own bubble lamp. Mix vegetable oil and liquid watercolor, and pour it inside the body of your bubble lamp. Wire up a set of lights, then engineer a bubble pump to keep the bubbles inside your lamp movin' and groovin'. Learn about the unique interaction between oil and water, and why that makes lava lamps so lavable.


  • Fill the lamp
  • Wire the lights
  • Build the bubble pump
  • Finish the lamp


  • Edible Emulsions
  • Science of Oil & Water
  • Liquid Density

Using charter school funds?

Get more details here »

Shipping Info

Our Fans


rrrrr rrrrr


1 review

Write a Review
  1. r r r r r

    Pam, Mar 1, 2020

    This is a really cool way to study the concept of hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules.

    Our whole family had a lot of fun making this lamp. It's incredibly creative. It uses vegetable oil and watercolored water to make the lava and LED lights for the lamp. You even have a choice of filters to color the lamp light. It uses a pump with a one way valve to inject air to the bottom of the lamp pushing the oil droplets from the bottom to the top of the lamp thereby giving a lava lamp effect. I think this is my favorite Tinker crate so far. Other big hits here are the Ballista (my son's favorite), the Trebuchet, the Mechanical Bird, and the Robot.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register