How to Color Rice the EASY Way


Kids will love using this colorful diy colored rice in sensory bins and play. You only need 3 ingredients to make this colorful, fun rice.
how to color rice the EASY way - such a simple, cheap, and fun activity for kids activities and sensory bins for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and first grade kids


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How to Color Rice

how to color rice

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!


mix rubbing alcohol and food dye in large ziplock bag

Put 2 teas rubbing alcohol (find it in the band-aid isle) and food coloring in a large ziplock bag.

  
Add 2 cups cheap white rice.

move rice around to thoroughly coat with dye


Shake and ‘knead’ to blend thoroughly.


leave rice on a paper towel to dry before adding it to your sensory bin

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.

dying rice


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?
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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.