Magic Make: Rainbow in a Jar

A Rainbow In A Jar

Catch A Rainbow In A Jar!

Rainbow Belle’s enchanted paintbrush is pretty special. Did you know that she can dip it in her magic dust handbag and wish for any colour she wants? That’s how she paints rainbows in the sky!

Sometimes she uses it in her little art gallery at Pot of Gold Place, too! In fact, just this week, she made a rainbow and caught it in a jar! Isn’t it beautiful? Would you like to make one, too? Here’s how!

Catch a Rainbow in a Jar

You need:

Cup of granulated sugar
7 plastic food bags (ziploc or self-seal)
Food colours: Red, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink
Glass jar


Why not make a double rainbow?

Why not make a double rainbow?

  • Divide your cup of granulated sugar equally between the seven plastic food bags.
  • Drop some red food colouring into the first bag, close it and knead the colour into the sugar, squishing and rubbing the bag gently until the sugar turns red.
  • Do the same to make bags of yellow, green, blue, purple and pink sugar. To make orange, mix half red and half yellow colouring.
  • When you’ve made all your coloured sugars, slowly pour the pink sugar into the bottom of your jar and gently tap the jar, so that the sugar spreads out evenly.
  • Now pour on a layer of purple sugar and tap again, followed by blue, green, yellow, orange and – the top layer – red.
  • Quick… put the lid on the jar so your magic rainbow can’t escape! (And don’t forget to show your friends what you caught!)

We hope you have fun catching a rainbow in a jar – it’s a great crafty make with some magical colour-changing and tactile sugar squishing thrown in!

Have a special and wonderful week – with love and magic dust from the Magic Belles in Bellevue xxx

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