DIY–Easy Colored Rice!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY–Easy Colored Rice!

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I’m sure you’ve seen other blogs with colored rice. I have to admit I was always a little intimidated by this project. Not sure why, it was actually one of the easiest projects I’ve done! In case you haven’t don it yet – here is a tutorial on how to make colored rice. It is SUPER easy!
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Put 2 teas rubbing alcohol (find it in the band-aid isle) and food coloring (any kind) in a large ziplock bag and mix thoroughly.
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Add 2 cups cheap white rice and shake and ‘knead’ to blend thoroughly.
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Pour rice on paper towel lined cookie sheet.  (This helps it dry quicker) It might be slightly smelly of the rubbing alcohol so you may want to do this on a day you can open windows or better yet can put the tray outside to dry quicker in the sun! It takes a couple hours.

That’s it, simple right?!?  You can use  the colored rice in sensory boxes or a myriad of other projects. Coming up next is how I used our colored rice!! So tell me, what do you use your colored rice for?


  1. I've planned to colour rice (green!) for my son's wedding! a green wedding!

  2. I've dome the same thing with noodles and then the kids make pattern necklaces. Fun to see it done with rice. Thanks for sharing this, Renee

  3. Beth, I'm so impressed with you -- you just seem to be going and going! Keep up the good work! I've missed this trend -- I agree: what fun for a sensory box!

  4. This is a great idea and can be used for all kinds of arts and crafts as well as sensory bins. Please link this post (and any other arts, crafts and play posts) to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  5. Gracias por esto me has ayudado mucho, te quería preguntar si todavía tienes la sección en español antes de que re modelaras tu pagina?

    Gracias y Feliz Navidad