Kids will love using this colorful diy colored rice in sensory bins and play. Wondering how to color rice? We will show you how to color rice the easy way – you only need 3 ingredients to make this colorful, fun rice. Dying Rice is inexpensive and super simple for using in sensory activities and crafts with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students.
How to Color Rice
All you need to make this fun sensory material with so many uses for sensory bins, tracing letters, and educational activities is:
- rice (any kind will do – buy the cheap stuff)
- rubbing alcohol (2 teaspoons per color)
- food coloring (standard McCormick food coloring will do)
- large ziplock bags for mixing
Put 2 teas rubbing alcohol (find it in the band-aid isle) and food coloring in a large ziplock bag.
How to make colored rice
Add 2 cups cheap white rice.
Shake and ‘knead’ to blend thoroughly.
How to color rice with rubbing alcohol
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.
Multi Colored 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?
Fun Kids Activities
Looking for more fun activities for kids? Your children will love these fun ideas to keep them busy and engaegd:
- Marshmallow Shooters – go over 30 feet!
- Homemade Bubble Solution for GIANT Bubbles
- 2 ingredient Easy Slime Recipe
- DIY Lava Lamp
- Pop Rock Science Experiment
- Grow Your Own Crystals
- Water Balloon Density Experiment
- Amazing Bubble Painting