Oh my goodness, this was so easy and so fun. It was free too because I had everything on hand. That’s always a bonus. Since St. Patty’s day is right around the corner, we’ve been doing a lot of rainbow activities. I thought the kids would love this, and they did. They were really amazed at all the music they could make and how each glass made a different sound. As long as you have food colouring, you’ll probably have everything you need to make your very own rainbow water xylophone. Here’s how to make it:
What you’ll need:
food colouring – at least red, yellow, green and blue
xylophone mallet – I used a plastic honey dipper stick for tea and it was great
1. line up 6 glasses in a row and fill with water, adding a little more to each glass as you go along
2. using your food colouring, colour the water like a rainbow. You may have to mix colours (red and yellow = orange and blue and red = purple). Kirsten thought this was pretty cool.
3. give your kids a mallet and let them discover the sounds and make beautiful music.