Friday, July 5, 2013

Rainbow Colors Science Activity

Besides for our colorful explosions activity, this science activity was the next favorite.  We called it our "rainbow colors" since it was so colorful.

Materials: clear container, water, shaving cream, and liquid food color(s)

To start, fill up a clear container (we used the shoebox size Rubbermaid containers and small Tupperware containers) almost to the top with water. Then on top of the water spray a layer of shaving cream.

Then drip a few drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream.

The food coloring will seep through the shaving cream at different rates. When the food coloring reaches the water it sinks and then starts to spread out.

It is fun to watch as more colors start mixing into the water.

This one was like a tornado as it mixed in the water. We had put the food coloring on the side of the container.

After awhile the colors mixed all together, but it was fun (and pretty) to watch.

Check out our rainbow craft that we made.


  1. What a fun experiment!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Science for Kids Blog

  2. Very pretty! I will have to add this to my collection of rainbow activities. Pinned :)
    Seemi @ Trillium Montessori

  3. Hey there! I am coming from my post on the TPT forum!

    This looks like so much fun! What a great science experiment to try out. I will have to pin it!

    Hanging Out in First!

  4. I've been following your blog for a while, and I have to say, you're one of my favourites! You always have great posts! This looks like a lot of fun! I'll be trying it out for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom


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