Rainbow Rain Clouds – Science Experiment for Kids

Rainbow Rain Clouds

We love Science Activities over at PFM central! It’s a great way to have fun whilst learning all the way! You can check out some of our other Science Experiments here.

The particular experiment teaches kids about how rain is formed! When water droplets evaporate and continue to collect in a cloud, they get heavier and heavier. They will eventually become too heavy to float on the air so the water droplets will fall to the ground as rain!

To do this experiment yourself, you will need:

  • A glass vase or jar
  • Food colouring
  • Shaving cream
  • Small containers (one for each colour you are using)
  • Water
  • An eye dropper or syringe

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Step 1

Fill your small containers 3/4 with water

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Step 2

Squirt a few drops of the food colouring into each container

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Step 3

Fill your glass jar or vase 3/4 full with water

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Step 4

Fill the remainder of the jar/vase with the shaving cream

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Step 5

Using your syringe or eye dropper, carefully drop the colours in one at a time (don’t do this too quickly or all of the colours will mix. Another tip is to add the colour to the sides of the foam)

Doesn’t it look cool!

Rainbow Rain Clouds Science

Rainbow Shaving Cream Rain Clouds

We hope you enjoyed this experiment! We’d love to hear your thoughts on how it went for you at home!

Jen x

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