Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fun with Rice

So, I found this fun idea on a website.... that I can't find anymore... but, I'll share this idea with you as long as you remember that it wasn't my idea--- :)

Dyed Rice=hours of fun... and a kid-free potty break for momma :)

Here's how to do it:
Combine in a LARGE ziplock bag and smoosh around until all the rice is dyed-
2 TBS Food Coloring
3 TBS Rubbing Alcohol
4-6 Cups White Rice (I used more and it still turned out great)

Then allow to dry in the sun, or in a place where no one will bother it until it's dry. That is unless you just enjoy having your children, and their clothing/hair/shoes/your new couch/carpet, etc, dyed various colors... I'd advise you keep it away from little hands.

Once it's dry, place it in a tote with lid so that it can be easily transported to stay out of the elements. I'm guessing that soggy, wet rice wouldn't be as fun to clean up.



Natalie said...

we've been playing with rice at our house too...although not in such large quantities and not outside :( fun!!

Lindsey said...

Awesome! I'm hoping to put a smaller box together for the boys for Christmas. Glad to see it turned out for you!