Make Your Own Rain Cloud

This is a favourite activity of the kids. They love doing this. This is fun and can be an educational activity. While doing this talk about storms, what happens during storms, different types of storms, what to do in case of emergency during a bad storm, types of clouds, the list goes on.

So let’s get started.

What you will need:

– Clear Jar or Vase
– Water
– Food Colouring
– Shaving Cream


What To Do:

Start by filling the jar or vase with water. About 3/4 full.


Then top off with a ‘cloud’- shaving cream.
At this point if your kids are into weather like my boys you can talk about how the sun heats up water on earth and it evaporates, forms clouds, different types of clouds, when they are ready to rain.


Then you can start putting drops of food colouring on top of the shaving cream and wait for it to “rain”.

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If your kids are anything like mine, they will not be happy with only using one color! They must use any and all colors that they can! “More colors makes it more beautiful”, or so say my kids!

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So many colors! So much “rain”.
Apparently the darker colors were “very bad storms”, where has the plain blue was just “a light rain shower”. I love my kids!

Here is a little bonus with all the colors on the shaving cream. Take a toothpick and gently swirl it around.

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And you are done!

This is an activity we have done over and over and the boys love it just as much every time, and now my toddler loves to watch as well.

Enjoy the rain!

~ Michelle


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