This is a very easy fun craft that is perfect for a rainy afternoon, or a day you want to have fun and learn about colors. This craft will also stimulate your child's visual skills, and their ability to identify objects.
I found out about dying rice on momtastic's site the link will be highlighted in blue, if you click it will take you to her page.
First gather your supplies, you will need:
1 plastic jar
Enough rice to fill jar
Small toys to I SPY
Wax paper *Optional*
Decide how many colors you want to make, I used 5 colors so I used 5 cups of rice.
Mix each cup of rice with enough vinegar to coat the rice and then add your food coloring.
We used ziploc bags to contain the mess and allow us to see the color.
Once you have colored all your rice get your wax paper out.
Spread your colored rice evenly on the wax paper, and allow to dry. Once rice is dry enough to handle without getting colored fingers pour half into your plastic jar.
Add your toys and shake the jar, then add the remaining rice. This helps distribute the toys evenly.
Optional-Write what toys are hiding inside your jar so that you can prompt the child to find a specific toy.