DIY Coloured Rice for Kids

Coloured Rice

DIY Coloured Rice for Kids

Rice can be used in so many ways for arts & crafts. It’s also a great sensory activity for kids. They love the texture and letting it slide in between their fingers. I have dyed pasta before, which you can see here. So I thought I would try my hand at dying rice. It’s vey easy, inexpensive and most of all FUN!

All you need is: (per colour)

Dyed Rice

1 cup of white rice

1/4 cup white vinegar

Food Colouring

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Add the rice to a zip lock bag.

Dyed Rice

Add 1/4 cup of Vinegar & a few drops of food colouring to the rice.

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Zip the bag tightly shut & squish & squelch until all of the colour is combined evenly.

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Pour your coloured rice out onto a tray lined with Baking Paper and let it dry for an hour or two…now here’s where even more FUN starts..

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We love to pour our rice into sensory tubs and play with shovels, spades & our hands.

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This time, we added the different coloured rice to a funky bottle for that ‘coloured sand’ look!

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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

If you liked this activity, you may also like our:

Easter Sensory Craft – using Dyed Rice

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