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Free Elf on the Shelf Skittles Rainbow Printable

Have you run out of ideas for your Elf on the Shelf? Same. Now you can involve your kids and do a cool science experiment with your elf.  In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to create a colorful Skittles rainbow with your elf on the shelf, adding a touch of whimsy to your festive decorations. And you can print out this free Elf on the Shelf Skittles printable to add with it.

Elf on the Shelf Skittle Rainbow Guide

Elf on the Shelf Skittles Rainbow Printable

To make your own Elf on the Shelf Skittles Rainbow, you’ll need:

  1. Elf on the Shelf
  2. Skittles candies (multiple colors)
  3. Small white plate (I actually prefer paper or foam)
  4. Warm water
  5. Elf on the Shelf Skittle Rainbow Printable (optional)


Step 1: Make sure you have a variety of Skittles colors to create a beautiful and eye-catching rainbow. Arrange the Skittles in a circle on the plate. I tried it with a regular plate and a paper Chinet plate. I preferred the paper plate, because the water spread more quickly and the rainbow appeared faster. 

Elf on the Shelf Idea Skittles Rainbow

Step 2: Place your elf on a shelf, table, or hanging from a string, but close enough where your elf can oversee the colorful creation. You can print out this Elf on the Shelf Skittle Rainbow printable by clicking on the picture below or you can just write a sign yourself. 

Elf on the Shelf Skittle Rainbow Printable

Step 3: Place a measuring cup or cup with water that can be warmed up when your kids are ready to conduct the experiment. You don’t need more than one cup of water.

Step 4: Carefully pour warm to hot water into the center of the plate. I warmed up my water in the microwave for 30 seconds and it wasn’t hot but warm enough. Make sure the water covers the Skittles but doesn’t overflow. They should be about halfway submerged.

How to Make Elf on the Shelf Skittle Rainbow tips

Step 5: Watch the magic happen! As the warm water interacts with the colorful candy coating of the Skittles, the colors will start to dissolve and create a vibrant rainbow in the water. Your Elf on the Shelf will be overseeing this enchanting transformation. It only take about 10-15 seconds for the plate to become a rainbow of water. 

Elf on the Shelf Rainbow Idea

Creating a Skittles rainbow with your Elf on the Shelf is a simple yet magical holiday tradition that adds a burst of color and joy to your holiday decorations. Enjoy the process, involve your family, and spread the festive cheer with this whimsical DIY project. Happy holidays!

Here are more Elf on the Shelf ideas if you need them or Elf on the Shelf Goodbye letters for when your elf heads back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.