rainbow rice

rainbow rice

Do you need something to do on these rainy days when the children are driving you CRAZY?! Make rainbow rice! It is so fun.

Put 1/2 cup of rice and put it into a ziploc bag. Add a couple drops of rubbing alcohol and a couple drops of food coloring. Then SMUSH! Actually, let the kids smush.

Spread it out onto plates and allow to dry. It takes about an hour.

Put the children at the table and let them go to town.

I put glue on some paper with the rice, thinking they could make a picture. It really didn’t work. The rice just stuck to their fingers….

Then I pulled out the play doh and let them roll it around in the rice….

That was fun.

Lots of different ways to have fun. But the most fun was just pouring it from one bowl into another, mixing the colors while getting rice EVERYWHERE. Thankfully, it vacuums up easily. When they were finished playing with it, I put it in a ziploc bag for storage. I let them play with it in their play kitchen until it eventually all got vacuumed up. They enjoyed cooking it, pouring it, stirring it, and just rolling their fingers in it for months.

Fun stuff!