Rainbow colored rice is easy to make and a great sensory play item for kids. We’ll teach you how to make colored rice in just a few easy steps!
DIY Rainbow Colored Rice
- Dry, uncooked white rice
- Food Coloring
- Rubbing alcohol or alcohol based liquid
Step 1 ~ Mix a few drops of food coloring with 2 tablespoons of an alcohol-based liquid. We used Sea Breeze. Separate the rice into small ziplock bags.
Step 2 ~ Add a different colored liquid to each bag. Have your helpers squish the bag until the color is spread throughout the rice.
Step 3 ~ Pour the rice onto wax paper on a baking sheet or flat plates. We used styrofoam plates.
Step 4 ~ Put rice into direct sunlight. We put ours outside and it was completely dry within a couple of hours.
Step 5 ~ Pour dry rice into a tupperware container or box for play, easy clean up and storage.
This is a fun and easy project to do with your kids. It’s inexpensive and great for sensory play.
We’ve made huge amounts in the past and put in our sand and water table, but on rainy days it’s just as much fun indoors!