If you have always been impressed by rainbows, but you have been disappointed that they don’t last, let us show you how you can have a permanent rainbow very easy and fast!
But how can you do that?
No, it’s not complicated at all and you won’t waste a lot of money. You need:
- a piece of black paper; black construction paper is also great, but glossy photographic paper used in ink jet printers works, too
- a cake pan or a similar container that can hold water and has the right size to hold the flat piece of paper that you will place in the bottom; nonetheless, you can cut the piece of paper to size
- clear fingernail polish
- an eyedropper
The first thing you have to do is to place the paper in the bottom of the pan or in the container that you have.
Fill in with water until the paper is covered with at least a half of an inch of water.
Put the eyedropper in the nail polish bottle, but squeeze it just a little to get the air out of it. This way, you will have just half of an inch of nail polish into the eyedropper. Remember that you only need a single drop!
Drop a single and small drop of clear nail polish onto the surface of the water. You will see how your nail polish will spread and will make a circle of film on the water. The film is very thin, so you can hardly see it.
Let the circle dry for a few minutes. You will know when this happens when you will see that its edges wrinkle and the centre will dry harder than the edges.
Then, you have to lift carefully one end of the paper out of the water, but be sure that you will catch the edge of the circle onto the paper.
Let the water drip off the paper and then put the paper on a newspaper to dry.
You can see the rainbow colors by holding the paper flat towards the light and look at it at a low angle.
If you will use photographic paper, you will observe a nice and smooth surface with many rings of color. If you use more than one drop, then you will get double patterns, which also look amazing.
You can do this for your kids or even for yourself. It’s an easy process that relaxes you and develops your creativity.