Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How to Make St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Rice

Sweet Turtle Soup: How to Make St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Rice
Rice bins are such a hit with kids, especially my kid. But what would make it even more fun? Turning it into rainbow rice! It is perfect for a St. Patrick's Day activity, plus it is super easy and there is a good chance you already have all the ingredients on hand.

Sweet Turtle Soup: How to Make St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Rice
Your list of supplies:
  • 6 cups of cheap rice
  • Food coloring - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple (Gel or liquid works)
  • White Vinegar
  • Storage container with lid (We used a clean butter container)
  • 6 paper plates

Instructions:
Measure out 1 cup of rice and dump it into your container. Squirt in about a quarter teaspoon of red gel coloring or a dozen drops of red liquid coloring - eye ball it. Add 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar to your rice. Put the lid on and shake, shake, shake. Give it to your kid and let them shake, shake, shake. Put on Taylor Swift's Shake it Off if you are so inclined and shake, shake, shake.
Sweet Turtle Soup: How to Make St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Rice
Pop the lid off and admire the pretty rice. Pour the pretty rice onto a paper plate and spread it out into a uniform layer. Let dry overnight or in the sunshine for a few hours.
Sweet Turtle Soup: How to Make St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Rice
Repeat with each of the remaining 5 colors. I used the same storage container for each color without needing to wipe it clean. The rice does a good job of absorbing all the color.

Once all 6 colors are dry, store in a lidded bin.






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12 comments:

  1. We love playing with rice too. I made some for Cam a few years ago and both kids love it. I probably should make some new rice since I find dog hair in what we have. Ha ha!

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  2. Oooohhhh!!!! It's so pretty! This would be fun to decorate with seasonally too. I like it!

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  3. Oh my gosh, how fun is this?! The rice is so pretty! Also, DYING over Aria's braids!!

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  4. Super cool activity! And it looks so pretty with the colors :)

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  5. Put on Taylor Swift's song Shake It Off and shake shake shake if you are so inclined. LOVE IT.
    What a fun project! I love that it is so easy that Aria could help too. What do you do with the rice after? Use it as a sensory bin and put things in it?

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  6. Wow such fun!!! My kids would love this. It would be a giant mess before you knew it but yay!

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  7. Ive never made dyed rice before but its so easy so maybe I just need to do it?! I printed your scavenger hunt and got Kinsey a pair of shamrock earrings as her prize.

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  8. So, confession time. We've never done anything with rice!!! How does that even happen?
    And who knew coloring rice would be so easy?!

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  9. I have yet to make my own. We have a shop locally that you can buy colored rice from and that's usually what I do so THANK YOU for the recipe.

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  10. This is a fun idea! The colors look really vibrant too. I like Beth's idea of using it to decorate too.

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