This tub was so much FUN! And a nice change for Miss M from her regular play with Playdough.
Its very easy and fast to dye your own rice, we use the same technique with pasta too.
I buy rice in a 10kg bag and used roughly 1kg for this activity. Just add the rice to a large freezer bag, add a few squirts of hand sanitizer and a few drops of your desired food colouring. Give the bag a good shake to mix and then spread on a tray lined with baking paper to dry (it dries super fast with the alcohol from the hand sanitizer). Obviously you wouldn’t want your child to eat the rice – if you think that’s a possibility maybe do it without the hand sanitizer and allow longer to let it dry.
For this activity I added some plastic Easter eggs and Easter toys. Miss M enjoyed making mini shakers by filling and closing each egg – after Easter I think we’ll use some glue and make some permanent shakers.
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