DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Colored Rice

Contributed by Leanne Guenther


To food color rice, add a healthy amount of food coloring to two 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol in a ziploc bag.

Pour in about 3/4 cup of UNCOOKED rice.

Close the bag

Shake well (like shake and bake)

Pour onto a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil to dry (put it in a cookie sheet so it doesn't accidentally get knocked on the floor)

Making the colored rice is messy and food color doesn't come out of clothes well...  The shaking part can be done by kids, but the rest should be done by an adult.

I like using food coloring PASTE instead of drops as I find the color is richer, but drops work too.

Let dry (about 1/2 a day -- less if you spread them out well in a warm airy place).


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