I’m sharing with this How to Dye Rice Tutorial! It only requires 3 ingredients and you’ll be done in 3 quick steps.
Kids love playing with these little grains, but pink, or blue, or purple, or green ones? MAGICAL! If your kids love sensory bins and you would love to add some dyed rice to them (and if you were always weary of the process), fear no more! I’ve done it and so can you 🙂 In fact, this could be a great activity to do along with kids. They could do the steps and you can help. However, I did this on my own because I can’t imagine having a two year old with food coloring in one room-ha ha!
If you’re looking for some fun sensory bin ideas, check these out!
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Ingredients for dying rice:
1 cup rice (even brown works! )
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
Place 1 cup rice, few drops of food coloring of choice and teaspoon vinegar into a Ziploc baggie. Shake until all of it is coated. Let dry for one hour, in a thin layer on parchment paper. DONE!
This recipe makes one cup of dyed rice, and you can make as many colorful batches as you want! Make a few portions to make several colors!
TIP- this recipe for dying rice can easily be done with kids. They’ll love to be included in the process and see the final product!
Why are sensory bins so awesome?
- Easy to set up (no need for fancy materials, just use what you have on hand! Pom-poms, rice, chickpeas, beans, ice cubes, spoons, measuring cups, labels)
- Sensory bins allow kids to explore textures, colors)
- They keep the little ones busy!