We love a good rainbow-colored sensory activity around here, so for Lila’s birthday we made rainbow rice. I’d read about people dyeing rice with food coloring and rubbing alcohol, but it wasn’t until I saw this post about using liquid water color paint that it really appealed to me – I’ve wanted an excuse to buy the paints for awhile now, there are so many fun things to do with them. So Lila got the tropical set and some droppers for her birthday and we got to work.
First she administered a few droppers full of paint into a ziploc bag with three or four cups of rice,
then she shook it up. Serious business, as you can see.
The rice was dry almost immediately and ready to pour into the tub.
We dumped each color in separately, but I had to shoot rapid fire to get any photos of it in this state, because the urge to mix it all together was apparently very intense.
Pretty soon it looked like this:
A tub of sprinkles! Sprinkle rice, sprinkle dress.
She didn’t waste much time taking off her socks and hopping inside the tub, either.
The verdict is: Rice = fun. Rice that resembles sprinkles = even more fun.