Rain Cloud in a Jar

Do you want to learn how it rains? This is the perfect hands-on science activity to see just how awesome weather can be! 

What You’ll Need: 

  1. Food coloring
  2. Water
  3. A clear jar
  4. Shaving cream
  5. Plastic pipettes


  1. Mix a few drops of food coloring into some water and set it aside. 
  2. Fill glass jar about 3/4 of the way full with cool water.
  3. Make a fluffy “cloud” on top of the water using shaving cream. 
  4. Suck up some of the colored water into pipette.
  5. Gently squirt it on top of the shaving cream cloud. 
  6. Watch as the first drops of colored rain make their way through the cloud and drop into the water underneath.

This project was inspired by an activity here.

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