Monday, May 9, 2011

Rainbow Rice

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My girls have always loved playing with their rice bins. Usually it’s just plain old white rice, but today I dyed some rice for them. All you need is some rice, food coloring, and rubbing alcohol. You can do this the way I did when we dyed pasta, or you can shake it around in ziplock bags. Just stir together 1/2 cup alcohol and 10-20 drops of food coloring. Then, add it to the rice and stir or shake depending on which way you choose to do it.  Spread the dyed rice onto trays lined with paper towels and allow it to dry completely.
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When our rice was dry, I poured it into our sand table and added some alphabet pasta.
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10 comments:

  1. Oh I love the addition with the alphabet pasta!

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  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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  3. That is so cool! So much cooler than just plain white rice to play in!

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  4. This is just super, duper cool!! I will have to try this out before the world ends! *wink*

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  5. You are putting this "boring" mommy to shame. I am not a "fun" mommy after looking at all the fun stuff you do with your kiddos. LOL!

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  6. That is sooo cool! It looks like Fruity Pebbles;)

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  7. We love our colored rice - so much fun!

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  8. Love this! Question: Where can you get alphabet pasta? Or who makes it? I looked at our grocery stores and couldn't find it. Thanks!

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  9. The Alphabet pasta was San Giorgio. I get it at our regular grocery store.

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  10. I'm loving this! I can't wait to do this with our sand table.

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