Simple Kitchen Play – Making a Rainbow

Today I’m sharing another great simple kitchen experiment for kids.  All you need is a bag of skittles and you can make a rainbow!  We used our leftover skittles from the Halloween candy.  It was a lot of fun watching a rainbow of colors expand across the plate.  Here’s how simple it is:

What you need:

  • wide flat plate
  • a bag of colorful skittles
  • cup with pouring spout i.e. measuring cup
  • water


  1. Arrange skittles in a circle on the plate ensuring there is plenty of space in the middle of the circle
  2. Fill the measuring cup with water
  3. Pour a little water over the skittles, just enough to get them all wet
  4. Watch the rainbow grow towards the center of the plate
  5. Eat leftover candy!

Check out my other kid experiment posts for more fun kitchen play:

Making Rain Clouds
Magic Swirls

Check out my growing Pinterest board for other ideas:  Kids Experiments Pinterest board


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