Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Colored Rice

Most of us don't want to deal with glitter, so we turn to sequins and other sparkly objects instead.  You can make your own colored rice as another alternative!

WHAT YOU NEED
white rice
white vinegar
food coloring


WHAT YOU DO
Combine 1/2 cup white rice, 5 drops of food coloring and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar.  


Stir until the food coloring is evenly distributed.  


Spread on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  


Bake at 200 degrees for 45 minutes to dry. Store in plastic baggies when cooled.



IDEAS FOR USE
sprinkle rice over glue on a piece of paper, dig for buried treasures in a bucket of colored rice, pour into jars and seee what patterns you can make... other ideas?  Leave your comments below!

6 comments:

  1. thanks for the tutorial- I always wondered how to color rice. does the color rub off on hands at all?

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  2. Kara, the vinegar sets the color on the rice (sorry, should've explained that!) so the color doesn't rub off!

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  3. Okay, so trying this later in the week with my little guy!! Thanks!

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  4. Thanks for the easy directions! I have been wanting to do this!

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  5. I've seen this before and have never tried it. My girls would LOVE this.

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues
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