Rice is the perfect thing to add to any of the sensory boxes you are making for your kids. Using this tutorial you will learn How To Dye Colored Rice. You can use died rice in sensory bins for the kids and vases in your home for decoration.
Making colored rice is super simple. The longest part of dying rice is letting it dry out. Colored rice is easy to store for use over and over again.
Coloring rice is easy, however you are going to want to mix the rice with the food coloring in a plastic ziploc bag so you do not get your hands covered in dye.
If you don’t want your rice to have a vinegar smell you can add you favorite essential oils. I used my lavender oil to add a little calm to my rice. These easy to follow steps will help you with How To Color Rice for your sensory boxes.
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How To Dye Rice Colors
How To Dye Rice Supplies
- 5 Cup of white rice per color
- Liquid or gel food coloring
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar per color
- Essential oil of your choose
- Ziplock bag
- Wax paper
How To Color Rice Directions
Pour you rice into your ziplock bag. Top the rice with the vinegar, a drop of your oil, as much color as you would like.
Close your bag and let your kid shake the bag until all the rice is colored.
Lay out a sheet of wax paper and pour your rice on top of the paper.
Repeat with any other color rice you would like.
Let your rice dry for 5-6 hours, stir occasionally.
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