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Paper and Cardboard Volcanoes: Shields and Stratovolcanoes

Paper and cardboard volcanoes are easy and inexpensive to make. You have most of the materials in your home. You will need:

  • a piece cardboard roughly 9 x 12 inches
  • small vial (film containers work well)
  • tape
  • newspaper
  • aluminum foil
  • spray paint
  • spray glue (optional)
  • sand or ash (optional)


Building a Volcano From Paper and Cardboard