Rain Cloud Jar
Rainy days can lead to the kids being stuck inside with nothing to do. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This rain cloud jar experiment is fun and entertaining for your young kiddos!
For this experiment, you will need:
- A large jar
- Shaving cream
- Gel food coloring or liquid watercolors
- Small cups
Start by mixing the food coloring in with some water in the small cups. You can use multiple colors or just one, let your kids pick! Be sure to make a cup for each color. Add a dropper to each of the color cups.
Fill your large jar with water until it is about ¾ full. When your children are ready to do the experiment, spray a bunch of the shaving cream in the jar. The shaving cream will float on the water. Add shaving cream until some of it is sticking out of the top of the jar.
Have your children pick the color they want to add to the cloud and have them fill their dropper and then squirt the color onto the top of the shaving cream. Have them repeat this two or three times. Make sure they are watching the bottom of the cloud as well!
Eventually, the colors will begin to leak through the bottom of the shaving cream cloud into the water below, making it look like colorful rain!
As your children add color to the shaving cream, it will saturate it and become heavy. When the color is too heavy in the cloud, it will seep through the bottom, creating the raining effect! This is a great way to teach your children about rain and weather!