Walking Water

60 Minutes | Beavers,Cubs,Scouts | Indoors

Make a rainbow by walking water



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Walking Water

60 Minutes | Beavers,Cubs,Scouts | Indoors

  • 7 Small plastic cups or glasses
  • Paper towels
  • Food coloring in primary colors
  • Water

  1. Place 7 cups in a row and 3/4 fill the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th cup with water
  2. Add 5 drops of red food coloring to the 1st cup and the 7th cup
  3. Add 5 drops of yellow food coloring to the 3rd cup
  4. Add 5 drops of blue food coloring to the 5th cup
  5. Take a half sheet of paper towel and fold it in half lengthwise and in half again lengthwise
  6. Trim off some of the length so that there isn’t too much excess paper towel that will stick up in the air between each cup
  7. (This will make the water walk more quickly)
  8. Place one half of a rolled paper towel in the 1st cup and place the other half in the cup next to it
  9. Then another paper towel from the 2nd cup and into the 3rd cup etc
  10. Stare at the cups and watch what starts happening
  11. You should quickly be able to see the colored water begin to crawl up the paper towel

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Walking Water completes requirements for the following badges

Beaver - Experiment


Beaver - Creative


Cub - Scientist


Scout - Scientist