How to Make an Artificial Rainbow

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How to Make an Artificial Rainbow
Rainbows are not just for outside; you can easily create one in your own home. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Rainbows are possibly the best thing about rain showers on a sunny day. However, next time you want to see a rainbow, you don't have to wait for rain. Making an indoor rainbow is simple and fun and a great project to do with your kids. You can complete this project with everyday household items, making this a perfect (and free) way to spend an afternoon with your child.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Clear drinking glass
  • Water
  • Plain white paper
  • Masking tape
  • Table or countertop
  • Flashlight

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill a clear drinking glass with water.

  2. 2

    Set the glass on the edge of a table or countertop, and place a sheet of white paper on the floor, slightly in front of the table or counter.

  3. 3

    Place a piece of masking tape across the right and left sides of the flashlight's head, leaving only a small area for light to escape.

  4. 4

    Turn on the flashlight and point it downward, through the glass, at the paper on the floor.

    You should be able to see a rainbow of light.

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