Make It Rain

This science experiment is a fun way to teach kids how clouds produce rain.
Rain is formed when water vapor rises into the atmosphere, which is called evaporation. As the water droplets reach the atmosphere, it cools down creating condensation on top of the clouds (tiny water droplets) and that is when the clouds produce rain.

Water: Represents the air
Shaving Cream: Represents the cloud
Food Coloring: Represents the rain and shows when the water gets heavier.

Supplies Needed

  • Mason jar or clear cup

  • Shaving cream

  • Blue food coloring

  • Water


  • Fill the cup 3/4 of the way full.

  • Put a good amount of shaving cream on top of the water; it will float.

  • Put 6 drops of food coloring on the “cloud” of shaving cream and watch the “rain” fall.