Family Art Activity 7: Making Rainbows

How to make rainbows at home

  • A torch or a sunny day
  • White paper
  • A tall, clear straight-sided glass of water
  1. Fill the glass almost to the top with water.
  2. Place the glass on a flat surface on the edge of the white paper.
  3. Make sure that the sun is behind you and adjust the glass so that the sun shines through it and hopefully you will see some rainbows, gently move the glass around slowly so that you can get the best rainbow.

You can try this with different shape glasses to get different effects but a straight glass is best. Always be careful if you are using glass and ask a responsible adult to help you.

You can find some good tips on how to make your own rainbow on youtube SciShow Kids Rainbows

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