We needed a fun, colorful activity during one of our many recent gray, rainy days. Rainbow rice fit the bill perfectly.
I first read about rainbow rice on the ForesterClan blog here.
We followed the instructions for Rainbow Rice using food coloring and my own tube watercolor paints. I just squirted a dab of watercolor into a baggy, added a tablespoon of water and a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. I'm cheap and wanted to use what we had on hand. After the bags of rice were completely mixed, I dried them on a fruit leather rack in my dehydrator. It took each bag about 15 minutes to dry completely. Look how pretty the colors are!
Of course H wouldn't let the colors stay separate for long. He went right to work mixing them up.
A few old kitchen utensils and a play rug to help corral the mess equals hours of fun. Clean up is a breeze. A quick vacuum of the area and wash of the hands (yes, the color on the rice does come off on your hands a bit - so have wipes or a bathroom sink available.)
Such a fun, rainy day project!
I'll be gone from this space for a while - taking a vacation to the Southern Caribbean. Pictures when we come back, rejuvenated and sun tanned.