I had seen people making colored rice on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a try. Maddie is still too little to play with it without trying to eat it, but I cleaned out the pantry and had lots of leftover rice, so I thought I should use it up.
First you put 2 cups of rice into a gallon sack. Do this for as many colors of rice you want to make.
Then you add 2 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol to each of the sacks along with 7-10 drops of food coloring. I used red, blue, green and yellow.
Then you seal them up and shake them like crazy! This would be fun to do with your kids. They would get a kick out of this part. Instead, I shook it myself while Maddie played with her toys.
Then I lined some baking sheets with tin foil and dumped the bags of colored rice on them to dry.
After the rice dried (I don’t remember how long I let mine sit, but it was at least 30 minutes….you could let it dry outside, too), I dumped it all back into a gallon sack.
Then I shook all the rice together to mix it up. It’s so pretty all mixed together.
Since Maddie won’t get any enjoyment out of it yet, I think I’ll use it in a vase for her birthday party or something.