Indoor Activities for Children Ages 3+
Week of June 14th, 2020

Cloud in a Jar


  • Food coloring

  • Water

  • A clear jar

  • Shaving cream

  • Plastic pipettes

What to do:

  1. First, mix a few drops of food coloring into some water and set it aside. This is the “rain”.

  2.  Fill a glass jar about 3/4 of the way full with cool water.

  3. Once you make a fluffy “cloud” on top of the water using shaving cream. 

  4. Instruct your child to suck up some of the colored water into the pipette and then gently squirt it on top of the shaving cream cloud. 

  5. As they squirt more and more water onto the shaving cream, the clouds became heavier and heavier.

  6. Within a few minutes, the first drops of colored rain made their way through the cloud and dropped into the water underneath.

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