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ROMKids Show: The One About Light, Colour & Rainbows

Tune in every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on Instagram Live @ROMtoronto as ROM Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kiron Mukherjee combines his passion for children’s education with storytelling to bring to life science, history and art for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. Kiron will share activities, easy at-home crafts, behind the scenes anecdotes and fun facts—all connected to the ROM collections.

This time on the ROMKids Show we learn all about light, colour, and rainbows. Science communicator and educator Julie Tomé joins us to talk about what light is, why the sky is blue, and how rainbows are formed. Then we’ll make our own candy rainbows!


  • Smarties, M&Ms, Skittles, or other similar candy
  • plate
  • water
  • skewer
  • paper and brush
Step 1.

1. Lay out your candy in a circle around the inner edge of the plate. I made a rainbow pattern, trying as best I could to replicate what a rainbow looks like. Remember, ROYGBIV!

Step 2.

2. Gently pour water into the center of the plate until there is a layer along the bottom.

Step 3.

3. The colours from your candy will start to separate and bleed into the center of the plate. Now is a great time to use your brush and use the colours to paint. Once you’re done painting, you can also use your skewer to draw designs in the water. The colours will blend into each other creating unique patterns and shapes!

Get to Know Kiron

As the ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Kiron is the public face of the Royal Ontario Museum’s family and children’s programs. Kiron started volunteering at the ROM at age 14 and has never looked back. Though he majored in history at York University, Kiron also considers his early years as a ROMKids camper to be a highly formative part of his education. Now, he strives to provide engaging and educational kids’ programming so that future generations can look back on their ROM experiences as fondly as he has. 

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Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes