Watching hot water melt Skittles into rainbow soup is surprisingly mesmerizing

If you’re bored AF right now, you’ll be delighted to know that Thrillist hipped us to something you can do with your spare time that’s not necessarily productive, but is hella cool and will probably impress your friends: pouring hot water over Skittles to make rainbow soup.

So, if your grown-ass friends DGAF about this colorful candy experiment, then 1) WTF, WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS?! and 2) leave them be and round up all the small children and animals in your vicinity who will surely appreciate this brilliant, mesmerizing trick that proves why Skittles are the number one non-chocolate candy.

Like, look at this. Clearly, they’re good for more than just eating.

Isn’t that the coolest thing ever? Now, go forth and gleefully make bowls of Skittle soup. Forget about all those times your mom told you not to play with your food. After she sees the artistic capabilities you’ve demonstrated with water and packages of candy, we’re sure she’ll make an exception to that pesky childhood rule.