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Rainstorm in a Jar

When you can’t play outside because it’s raining, make your own rainstorm in a jar!

Rainy weather giving you the blues? Why don’t you try controlling a rainstorm—even the color of the rain—with this fun experiment!

What you’ll need:guys talking

  1. One clear container per person (you can use glass measuring cups, mason jars, drinking cups, or small bowls)
  2. Water
  3. Food coloring
  4. A dropper (an eyedropper, or even turkey baster, will work)
  5. Old-fashioned shaving cream (white and foamy)


  1. Fill your clear container two-thirds full of water.
  2. Squirt a fluffy layer of shaving cream on top.  
  3. Mix some of the blue food coloring (or any color you want!) with water and add it with the dropper, a few drops at a time, to the top of the shaving cream.
  4. Watch your colored rain fall from the shaving cream clouds into the water!
  5. For faster rain, add drops of food coloring not mixed with water.

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