How to Make a Tornado in a Jar
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  • Round Jar
  • Water
  • Dish Soap
  • Food Colouring
  • Vinegar (Optional)
  1. Fill the jar with water, leaving about 1" space at the top.
  2. Add a generous squirt of dish soap (approx. 1 teaspoon) and one or two drops of food colouring.
  3. Screw the lid back on securely and swirl it around to mix it.
  4. Swirl the jar in a circular motion as fast as you can until tornadoes form.
  5. If you're having trouble with too many bubbles, try adding 1 teaspoon of vinegar and using a spoon to scoop out the bubbles on the top.
Recipe by One Little Project at