Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dyed Rice

I found this idea over at Unplug Your Kids a long time ago.

This week I had some past best before date rice and this craft came to mind.

Pour Rice into Zip Lock Bags and add a few drops of food colouring

Get Kids to squish and sqeeze bags to spread the dye.

When you're happy with the colour place in foil lined oven trays and bake for 10-15 mins.

I think the baking sets the dye, so it doesn't stain your hands.

My favourite was the bag I put a drop of each colour in.

Use rice in sensory tubs for kids, in crafts, line bottles (like coloured sands) uses are endless!


The Hawthornes said...

I wanna see the multi coloured bag!

lissyal said...

OK! this makes sense now, i did this without baking the rice and it was a total disaster!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Great idea! I use rice in a pan for my younger kids to draw their letters in with their finger. I never thought of coloring the rice their favorite color.

Abbie said...

Found you through Filth Wizardry! Love the rice idea and cannot wait to make some with my daughter. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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