I was laying in bed this morning trying to figure out the absolute easiest way to do make a volcano (we learned the letter V today) without having to put in more effort or time than needed i.e. figure out the shape to cut paper for the cone. I only have 3 little preschool boys and their attention never lasts long, not to mention it was just going to be destroyed by the eruption anyway. Well it hit me and this is what I came up with... I went to the thrift store and picked up a small lamp shade, then tested it over several different glasses to find the best height and size fit. I think it turned out great! Had I more time I would have spray painted the inside and outside brown to look even more like a volcano. But who are we kidding, they are 2, 3 and 4. They don't care what color it is, they just wanted to see it erupt!
I give you my Lampshade Volcano!