DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

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DIY: Kaleidoscope RiceDyeing Rice is quite simple and not as messy as you'd think.  The kids love the bright colors and the playful possibilities are infinite. 

This is a great project to get the kids involved as the dyes are non-toxic and the fun is super.

MATERIALS:

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

  • 8 cups uncooked rice
  • Food colors
  • White vinegar
  • Baggies


INSTRUCTIONS:


DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Add 1 cup rice to a baggie.  In a small bowl combine 1-2 T. vinegar along with one of the food colors.  The intensity of the color will depend on how many drops you put in.

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Add the vinegar mixture to the rice and seal the bag.  Make sure to let out as much air as possible before sealing

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Squish the vinegar mixture all over the rice.  This is a great time for the kids to get involoved.  They love squeezing all the color around.

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Once the color is disbursed on all the rice, pour out onto some wax paper and let air dry

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Here are all my colors drying in the sun!

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Now go use your imagination with it!

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

We filled jars in different color rows…reminds me of the colored sand bottles from the fair!

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Create pictures using a glue stick!…

DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice

Next week I'll be back to show you another terrific way to use this awesome craft!

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