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Usng rainbow rice create a fun ISPY game!
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.

Posted by Felecity W. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Felecity W.'s 82 projects »
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You Will Need

  • Step 1

    First gather your supplies, you will need:
    1 plastic jar
    Enough rice to fill jar
    Small toys to I SPY
    Food coloring
    Super Glue
    Wax paper *Optional*

  • How to make an I spy bag. Ispy Sensory Jar - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make an I spy bag. Ispy Sensory Jar - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you have colored all your rice get your wax paper out.

  • How to make an I spy bag. Ispy Sensory Jar - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make an I spy bag. Ispy Sensory Jar - Step 5
    Step 5

    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.

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CO + K User

The rice looks like sprinkles Happy
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
The vinegar acts as a bonding agent and helps the food coloring to adhere to the rice.
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Eloisa *.
Eloisa *.
I'm curious.. Why did you use vinegar?
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
You could definitely eat it! Since the rice is colored with vinegar and food coloring it is safe, depending on how you cook it the colors may fade...but I believe bento food uses a similar process to dye white rice.
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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
Rainbow rice?! No way! That is just too awesome I wonder if you could eat it... Hmmmm O.O
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