Friday, 27 April 2012

Rainbow Rice

To make rainbow rice to play with, start by gathering what you will need. Rubbing alcohol, food coloring, uncooked rice, 3 glass bowls, paper towels, plates/cookie sheets to dry rice on and a large bowl or rubbermaid container. Buy a very large bag of rice to ensure you have enough for several children to play with.


Pour 1-2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into glass bowl. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring.

Add uncooked white rice. Mix for about 30 seconds.

Spoon rice out of liquid.

Place rice on a piece of paper towel to dry. Takes a couple of hours to dry completely when spread out thin.

Mix more colors.

red + blue = purple
blue + yellow= green
red + yellow = orange

 Start with a big bowl/container of white rice
 Add a new color of rice each day until you have all the colors of the rainbow!

Put rice in a large plastic rubbermaid container to play. Add scoops, clear plastic bottles, funnels, measuring spoons, soup ladles, and mixing spoons. Let the fun begin! Do not eat.
(You can color uncooked dry pasta this way too. Add it to crafts)

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