At some point you will probably figure out that I just LOVE colored rice! I think I'm regressing because I never had colored rice as a child. (I know...so deprived right?) Anyhow, I am more than getting my fix of playing with it lately. We colored a fresh batch the other night and did a project that Mr. A has been wanting to do ever since the last time we made it.
You know how it's fun (and pretty) to layer sand in small cute shaped glass bottles? Well, 'A' wanted to try it with the rice. I picked up a few bottles from Michaels the other day, hauled out the rice and let the Mr go to town. He genuinely had so much fun!! In fact, his original plan was to fill up the bottles and then dump them out and play with the rice. Once he saw how pretty they looked he was hooked. There was no way he was dumping them out.
Its fairly self explanatory. We just made a paper funnel to make life easier.
Being seven, he had just as much fun coloring the rice as he did doing the actual project. I was asked last time how we colored our rice....There are a few different ways out there but what I like to do is put a few handfuls of rice in a ziplock bag. Add a couple of pumps of hand sanitizer and a couple of squirts of gel food coloring. Seal the bag and shake it up. Mr. A was dancing all around the kitchen shaking that rice! I wish I had gotten a picture of that! When it looks good we dump it out onto paper plates lined with paper towels to dry.
|There's our rice drying!|
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