DIY Colored Rice

I love sensory bins!!!   Now that my little boy is a lot more curious and wanting to explore new things I have decided I wanted  to make him some sensory bins for him play in, learn and discover new things.    (Watch for a future post on my sensory bin that I made!)

I saw some cute ideas on Pinterest on how to start sensory bins.   Well I found one that  had colored rice and I new right away that I wanted to make some colored rice.  Even though my son is 17 months old  and he doesn’t know his colors but I still thought it was a fun way to bring some color into his bins.

Colored rice is simple to make and you probably have everything in your in home.


Not only will your kids have fun playing around in the pretty rice but I did to!  It was fun to swirl around, run through my fingers and simply just playing around.

DIY Colored Rice
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  • 3 cups rice
  • 2 tsp Rubbing alcohol
  • ½ tsp food coloring
  • Ziploc bag
  • Cookie Sheet
  1. Place rice in a gallon Ziploc bag. In a small bowl add rubbing alcohol and food coloring and give it a nice stir. Pour liquid in bag and shake shake shake! Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or simply just pour rice on cookie sheet and let dry for 4 hours.

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  1. This is SOOOO cool! Pinned it and shared my “find” on Facebook.
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  2. I love sensory bins and making colored rice! It is so easy and my son loves using spoons and funnels to play in it. I have also created a hide and seek bin where I hide rocks and shells in the rice and he sifts through it to find them. It keeps him busy forever! Love your ideas and hope you will stop by because I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award
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  3. This is great! I really need to make my son some sensory bins! He has sensory issues and not only would something like this help work on those, but we could have so much fun! Found you on Wine’d Down Wednesday!
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  4. This is awesome! I will definitely be trying this soon, especially with the cold weather here now. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  5. What a neat idea! I don’t have kids yet, but I’m pinning for future use!
    Thanks for sharing on the Daily Blog Boost last week!

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  6. I have some friends with little ones who are going to think this is great!
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  7. This is a cute idea. It must have been fun for him.
    Have a great week.
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