So, what do you need?
- Baking sheet with either grease proof paper, newspaper or foil.
- White rice
- Sealable bag
- Hand sanitiser (it smells nicer then rubbing alcohol and you need it to 'set' the dye')
- Food colouring (I used natural green colouring however, more vibrant results are achieved with the none natural kind, moreso with the the gels as they give super vibrant results)
Put the rice in your sealable bag and add the food colouring and a decent squirt of hand sanitiser.
Get your resident princess to give it a really decent shake and
squish to coat all the rice
Empty it all out onto your baking tray and spread out. Leave it to dry, it works great if it's a sunny day you can just put it outside then or you could use your airing cupboard. If you're super impatient like me you can put it in your oven for about 10-20 mins on around 160-175 degrees. However keep checking it before it burns!
The Toddler loves it so much that when he saw me put the tin away today, he cried. Lots.
You can also dye pasta for a different feel/sound when playing with :