Rain Cloud in a Jar – Science Project- September

Rain Cloud in a Jar - Science Project- September

Elyse Prestopnik, Reporter


To Make a Rain Cloud in a Jar, You Need:

  • A large jar
  • Shaving cream (make sure it’s not the gel kind)
  • Gel food coloring or washable watercolors
  • Pipettes or Droppers
  • A small cup
  • Water



  1. In one small cup mix the food coloring and water. Do this for each color you want. 
  2. Fill the large jar with water until it is about ¾ full.
  3. Place a pipette or a dropper in each cup of colored water.
  4. Spray a bunch of shaving cream in the jar until there is just a little bit above the jar. 
  5. Pick up some colored water and drop it on the top of the shaving cream. Repeat a few more times.