Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coloring Rice

Rice is a regular for our Sensory Play. Hoping to make it more interesting, we colored the rice today. There are lots of tips and recipes on coloring rice online. Here are a few by:

Suite 101

Most of them combine rubbing alcohol or vinegar with food coloring. Again, I'm lazy, I just poured food coloring into a Ziploc bag of rice and get the boys to shake. It's not too bad. But as you can see from the pictures below, the rice is not evenly colored. I used about 1 or 2 tablespoon of food coloring to dye this small bag of rice and I think that's a lot. So, maybe you shouldn't be lazy like me if you are intending to color rice.

Green Colored Rice

Red Colored Rice
Can anyone guess the theme of upcoming Sensory Bin with this Green/Red color combination?


  1. Something to do with x'mas!!

  2. Hah! Bingo! This is too easy. :P

  3. Oooo, love the look of this! So Christmassy.

  4. Just did this with pasta, NEVER thought about rice! SOOOOO cool! Thank you!!

  5. Thanks!

    And I think I will color pasta next. :)


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