These beautiful colors are the result of some plain old white rice, a bit of rubbing alcohol and a few generous drops of food coloring. Voila! Instant rainbow rice, easy as 1-2-3!
1. Add a good amount of uncooked white rice to a ziploc bag (I used a sandwich size bag filled up about halfway).
2. Pour in a glug or two of rubbing alcohol (about 1-2 teaspoons, but it doesn't have to be exact).
3. Add in your desired food color. Give the bag a few good shakes until the rice is coated, lay on a baking sheet lined with newspaper or wax paper to dry. The longer you leave the rice in the bag, the bolder your colors will be.
|I created this brilliant orange rice by mixing yellow and red food coloring.|
Once the rice is dry, stick it in any old air tight container until you're ready to play. It even looks gorgeous just sitting on a shelf!
|A few measuring cups and colorful bowls added to the appeal of our rice.|
|L adores a good scooping and pouring activity!|
|The rice made an excellent plinking sound in the bowls!|