Skittles Rainbow Colors Science Experiments for Kids

There is so much excitement that comes with searching for a rainbow in the sky after a thunderstorm. What if I told you that you could create your own beautiful rainbow with a super simple skittles rainbow experiment? This fun science experiment for kids uses colorful candy to create a rainbow your kids will love! Skittles Rainbow Colors Science Experiments for Kids are a fun, hands on way to let your child create their own amazing Skittles rainbow!

Skittles Rainbow Science for Kids

All you need is a few simple household items and some delicious candy to do this skittles color science experiment.

How To Use This Experiment With Your Preschoolers:

  • Skittles rainbow experiments are the perfect hands on addition to any Spring or Rainbow themed unit!
  • This is a wonderful experiment for introducing the scientific method. Help your child create a question, form a prediction about what will happen, make observations, and write a conclusion.
  • Talk about the science behind the Skittles Rainbow Experiment. This is a great opportunity to develop some vocabulary words like dissolve, spread, and reaction.
  • Turn your colored skittles experiment into a lesson about primary colors and secondary colors.

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How To Do The Rainbow Skittles Science Experiment:

Materials:

  • Small plate
  • Small bag of skittles 
  • A small cup
  • Very warm water
  • Medicine dropper
The supplies for the Skittles Rainbow Colors Science Experiments.

Instructions:

Sort your skittles into piles by color. This is a great activity for fine motor skills, counting, and color identification!

Organize the skittles into a circle onto the plate. You can create a fun pattern, or let your child be creative and mix it up so there is no pattern.

A syringe of water being added to a plate with skittles on it.

Fill your cup up with very warm, almost hot water.

Slowly pour the water into the center of the plate. Allow the water to naturally fill in the middle of the plate and spread out until it reaches the skittles.

The finished Skittles Rainbow Colors Science Experiments for Kids.

If you would like, instead of pouring, you can use the medicine dropper to slowly drip the water into the middle of the plate.

Make sure there is enough water so it just covers the bottom of the skittles and goes a little past them.

Watch as the colors start to spread from the skittles. Be careful not to touch the water and break the surface tension, because the colors will all mix together if that happens.

Enjoy your beautiful rainbow!

Other Ideas For This Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment:

One of the best parts about science experiments is there is no right or wrong way to do them! Ask your child if they want to try something different, or try one of these other fun ways to change up the experiment.

  • Try this simple experiment different ways! Arrange the skittles into different patterns, adjust the temperature of the water, or try different colored candy.
  • Place a coffee filter, a paper towel, or piece of paper underneath the skittles. Watch how the colored water moves up the paper and compare it to how it moved on the plate.
  • Experiment with different liquids and see if you have a similar or different reaction.
  • Do another rainbow themed experiment and compare the two. Check out this Walking Water Experiment! Watch the colors as they travel up the paper and see what happens. Compare it to what you saw in the skittles experiment.
  • Pair this rainbow skittles experiment with your favorite rainbow themed book for an easy literacy connection!
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