Cloud in a Bottle

Clouds form when water vapor forms tiny visible droplets. Ask a parent to help you make your own cloud!

What  you'll need:

  • Plastic Bottle
  • Warm Water
  • Matches
  • A parent or other adult


  1. Pour enough warm water to fill the bottom of the bottle.
  2. Have an adult light a match and drop it inside the bottle.
  3. Allow the bottle to fill with smoke and then put the cap on it.
  4. Squeeze the bottle to see the cloud form!


Questions for you:

If you use water of different temperatures does that affect your cloud formation?

Does the cloud change when you squeeze the bottle gently?

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