Spring is here! I have been coming up with toddler activities with the twins – and I am in love with this Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin. If you want to know about the best sensory toys check out this site.
How to make DIY Rainbow Rice
- White rice
- Several Mason Jars
- Food coloring in variety of rainbow colors (we used red, blue, yellow, green and hot pink)
- 1 tbs of Rubbing alcohol for each color (Or other alcohol)
- Bin to play with rice in
Gather your supplies.
Place your white rice into different mason jars. We split ours between 5 different jars, one for each of our different colors.
We used about 1 and a half cups of rice in each jar.
Add a different color food coloring to each of your jars. Then add 1 tbs of rubbing alcohol to each jar. The alcohol will help it spread better and still quickly.
Cap your jars and shake like crazy to evenly color all of your rice. A lot of shaking is necessary! You may even have to stir the jars a bit to break up any large clumps of food coloring.
Place each color of your rice to dry on a different surface. We used paper plates but baking sheets would work great too! If it’s a sunny day, the heat from the sun will help it dry very quickly.
Once its dry, you can add it to your bin for a fun sensory play activity. We added fun objects from the kitchen to play with plus a few toys to make it extra fun.