How to Color Rice with Food Coloring

How to Color Rice with Food Coloring

There are many art projects that call for colored rice. It may be as simple as placing confetti rice in a sand and water table to have children experience the delightful sensation of allowing the grains to slide through their fingers to creating beautiful rangoli on sidewalks.  So let’s get started! Learn how to color rice with food coloring. It’s easy, fun, and an inexpensive art supply that provides for tons of creative expression!

How to Color Rice with Food Coloring Materials

How to Color Rice with Food Coloring Directions

Place rice in a Ziploc bag. How much rice you use depends on your project. Generally, I make 2 cups of  each color of rice at a time and store any leftovers in mason jars or Ziploc bags.

For each 1/2 cup of rice, add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid food coloring to the bag. Note: if you want to combine food coloring to create different colors, do that in a separate little bowl before you add it to the rice otherwise your rice will be spotty.

Seal the bag. Shake up the rice until the rice is covered evenly.

Empty rice on paper plates to dry.


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