Here's What You Will Need
- White Rice
- White Vinegar
- Food Coloring (we used neon colors)
- Large Plastic Zipper Bag
- Wax Paper (Parchment or Aluminum Foil will work, too)
**For every 1 cup of rice you will be using 1 tablespoon of vinegar.**
Our bag of rice contained 4 cups total. Abby wanted purple AND blue rice so we measured 2 cups of rice into 2 separate large plastic zipper bags. Then, we added 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to each bag, followed by several generous drops of neon food coloring. Next, we shook the bag to coat each grain and poured each color out on aluminum foil to air dry. Just a note, I would recommend wax paper or parchment paper for this project. The wet rice tends to dry and adhere to the aluminum foil (which is all I had on hand). The aluminum foil will just require some added scraping to loosen the grains once they have dried. The rice will dry in about an hour and the color is amazing!
Abby has been using her new rice to hunt for sight words and is loving it! The rice will also be making an appearance in her new Independent Discovery Boxes, which I've been excitedly working on!