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Gift presents for kids: Kaleidoscope Rice tutorial

Holiday & seasonal crafts, Painting  |  August 31st 2011  |  0 Comment
DIY: Kaleidoscope Rice
by Susan Phillips
Aug 3rd, 2011


Dyeing Rice is quite simple and not as messy as you’d think.  The kids love the bright colors and the playful possibilities are infinite.

This is a great project to get the kids involved as the dyes are non-toxic and the fun is super.


  • 8 cups uncooked rice
  • Food colors
  • White vinegar
  • Baggies


Add 1 cup rice to a baggie.  In a small bowl combine 1-2 T. vinegar along with one of the food colors.  The intensity of the color will depend on how many drops you put in.

Add the vinegar mixture to the rice and seal the bag.  Make sure to let out as much air as possible before sealing

Squish the vinegar mixture all over the rice.  This is a great time for the kids to get involoved.  They love squeezing all the color around.

Once the color is disbursed on all the rice, pour out onto some wax paper and let air dry

Here are all my colors drying in the sun!

Now go use your imagination with it!

We filled jars in different color rows…reminds me of the colored sand bottles from the fair!

Create pictures using a glue stick!…

Next week I’ll be back to show you another terrific way to use this awesome craft!

Sourrce: momtastic.com