Joining Pinterest has help remind me of some of the fun activities I used to do with my "older generation" of children. Having only 1, 2 or 3 kids naturally left me with the time to be creative. Now with 6 kiddos, each day is a delicate balance of scheduling, patience and putting out fires :)
So last week, I decided to clear my morning and find something different and creative to do with my little ones. This rainbow rice was the choice and it was a HUGE success.....and a huge mess, but that's not the point, right?!?!
Yes, it does make a big mess, so lay out a blanket for them to dump it on. It makes for a quick clean up by dumping it back into the container. Some of it does have to be vacuumed up, but their pure joy is worth the mess. Every morning, my two year old asks to play with her "ice". I think the plan can be labeled a complete success.
(adapted from Share and Remember)
For each color of rice:
4 C uncooked rice
3 T rubbing alcohol
2 small globs of food color gel, or 2 T liquid food coloring
1. In a gallon size ziploc bag, combine all three ingredients. Remove the air and zip close. Smoosh and mash the bag until the color is evenly distributed.
2. Pour onto a cookie sheet and allow to dry completely. It helps drying time to stir it occasionally.