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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Even though the sunshine is expected to return on Tuesday, you can make your own weather indoors with this science experiment.

News 4 Meteorologists Emily Sutton and Damien Lodes are showing kids how to make their own cloud in a jar.

What you will need:

  • Warm water
  • Jar with a lid
  • Ice cubes
  • Aerosol hairspray

Food coloring, flashlight


  1. Pour warm (not boiling) water in the jar and fill up about one-third of the way. Optional: add food coloring to the water.
  2. Put a lid on the jar and swirl the water to warm the jar.
  3. Open the lid and spray in a few spritzes of hairspray.
  4. Act quickly to place the lid upside down on the jar. Put some ice on the lid.
  5. Watch the cloud form! Optional: Use a flashlight to see the cloud better.
  6. Take off the lid and release the cloud!


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