Header image is of a clear plastic cup with water in it and shaving cream floating on top. Blue food coloring has been dripped on top of the shaving cream and is running down into the water.

Try This: Shaving Cream Rain Cloud

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Shaving Cream Rain

Shaving Cream Rain

If there’s rain in the forecast, don’t let that put a damper on your fun — take a little rain cloud inside! This is great fun for the very young and the very young at heart.

Here’s what you need:

  • A clear glass, a jar,  or vase — something that can hold water
  • Food coloring
  • Shaving cream
  • Water

Now here comes the fun:

1. Fill the glass about ¾ full with water.

2. Fill the rest of the glass with shaving cream.

3. Add a few drops of food coloring into the cloud and observe.

What’s happening:
As the “rain” (food dye) gets too heavy in the “cloud” (the shaving cream), it begins to release into the “atmosphere” (the water below) falling as rain!