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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dyeing Rice–Pin Do It!



When  I taught preschool we would dye rice and pasta all the time with liquid watercolors, I LOVED that stuff.  But it never occurred to me that you could dye them with food coloring as well!  My kids have been deprived and playing with plain old boring pasta and rice…until NOW!

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and this is JUST the beginning! 

I had this activity pinned HERE, from this website

I will say though that I found it did not need as much coloring or alcohol as what the recipe on the site calls for.  As I was starting I realized I did not have 2T of food coloring, so I decided to half the recipe and only use 2 c of rice.  But after adding a little less than 1T of color and about 2T of alcohol, I added 1c more of rice, and than another.  And it was plenty colored!  The second batch, I didn’t measure the food coloring, I just added it  until it was the color I wanted.  We used the neon food coloring!

So My recipe is:

4c rice
food coloring (eyeball it)
2T Rubbing Alcohol

It dried really quick, in about an hour – I just spread it out on wax paper on the countertop!

WARNING:  This does stain your skin before it dries…even though I washed my hands numerous times, it finally came off when I washed my hair in the shower. 

I have plans to do some more rice and some pasta too! 


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7 comments:

  1. Wow! I can't believe I've never used the neon food coloring! That looks amazing!

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  2. I am planning on doing it next week. Glad to know I don't need so much food coloring as I thought I need.
    Looks fun!

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  3. This is so fun, and seems simple to do, thanks for sharing it! I have two little boys that would love colorful pasta and rice.


    Following from the blog hop, and would love a comment here and a follow!
    http://www.babesandkidsreview.com/2011/09/nature-made-vitamins-a-better-me/

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  4. How fun! I kept seeing so many rice tray suggestions, that I made a small batch of rice a few weeks ago for my boys to try out. It was a big hit.

    http://moms-heart.blogspot.com/2011/09/our-rice-tray-sensory-activity-for.html

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  5. I didn't know there was neon food coloring:) So what are you going to do with all that colored rice:)? Thanks for linking up to the NOBH

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  6. pretty rice! thanks for linking up!

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