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Guest blogger: Emily
Blog: DesignHER Momma
One of my earlier memories from when I was a kid, was that my preschool class had 2
sensory bins of dried noodles and dried beans that I loved.
There were tools in the bin to gather, scoop and separate. Obviously this cheap and easy
toy made an impression on me, as I’m now an adult and I can still vividly remember how
much I loved playing with them.
This past week, my 3 year old and I got to work on an equally cool project. Instead of
dying eggs for the holiday weekend, we dyed (and dyed) rice! You guys, it was so quick,
so easy, and so very fun.
What you will need:
Big metal mixing bowl
Flattened brown grocery bags
Coloring the Rice:
Put 3-4 cups of rice in the metal bowl
Add desired amount of food coloring (I probably add too much, because I like it bright,
Add a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (which helps dry out the rice)
Mix, mix and mix some more with the spatula.
Lay dyed rice out on the brown bags (or paper towel) to dry.
Be super careful, as the dye can obviously stain. Let rice sit out to dry for around an hour,
it should be ready to go after that.
Put all your colored rice in a big plastic container or bin. Add spoons, cups, funnels,
anything you can think of that might be a fun “scoop”.
We’ve deemed color rice an outdoor toy, but I’ll let you decide where to play with it!
Have a blast! We know we have.