Amazing M&M’s Candy Rainbow Experiment

This has got to be one of the coolest kids’ experiments that I’ve tried! (Yes, I’m easily impressed!) It’s quite simple to do and doesn’t take much to do it, but it has a lot of WOW factor! Grab a plate that slopes in towards the center a little (plain white is best if you have one), some M&M’s candies or Skittles candies and a some water. Here we go! This is the plate I used:

A few M&M’s…

Line the outside edge of the plate with the candies. I suggest alternating the colors for the best effect.

Slowly pour water into the center of the plate.

Keep pouring the water until the candies are mostly or completely covered.

The magic is beginning to happen…can you see it? Look at the red and orange candies…

Now you can see it, can’t you?! 🙂

Here comes the rainbow!!

You don’t need to touch or move anything. The rainbow happens all by itself!

Almost touching in the middle!

Ta dah!! How cool is that?!

I’m guessing you are hearing a lot of “ooo’s” and “ahh’s” about now! 🙂 It’s a very simple but quite entertaining experiment! Hope you have fun trying it! I know I did! 🙂

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