Running Rainbows

Rainbows make my heart happy. That is probably not a surprise to any of you… the blog is called Colors Are Magic. Sprinkles (my pet unicorn) requires lots of different rainbow treats to keep her healthy. Just looking at lots of colors has a healthy effect on her. It’s kind of like taking vitamins. We are always looking for colorful ways to use our creativity (and in the process, keep my unicorn healthy). :) I am sure your kiddos will love doing this “science experiment” and watching rainbows begin to form and run. If you are having a rainy day and need to cure some cabin fever, this project is a perfect way to bring a little color to your little’s gray day.


Here’s what you’ll need: 

6 Wide Mouth Jars or Glasses

Paper Towels

Food Coloring


Let’s get started…

1.) First, make sure that your paper towels are the correct size. I used the select-a-size kind and folded long ways, then cut that in half. It fit perfectly from on jar to the other. Your paper towel should reach from one bottom of your jar to the other without sticking too high in the air.

2.) Next, fill 3 of your jars up about a 1/4 of the way with water. Add a few drops of food coloring into each glass. Make sure that one jar is red, one is yellow and one is blue. Gotta have the primary colors to make that beautiful rainbow run! IMG_1332

3.) Arrange all 6 of your jars into a circle, alternating between a jar of colored water and an empty jar. Add your paper towels into the jars.

4.) Watch your rainbow begin to form and run around the jars. The colors will begin to run up the paper towels and meet together in an empty jar to form a new color of the rainbow. #magic







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