Easy Rainbow Rice Pebbles For DIY Art Projects

With the winter weather finally here the baby is finding it to cold to play outside like he use to. So we have started to do more indoor activities. Rainbow rice is always fun but we also wanted to be able to make detailed rice paintings with the older children as well. The fix was pretty simple we need a short grain of rice and puddling rice was the shortest we could find at the and worked perfectly. Here’s what we did.

Supplies Needed

-1 Bag Pudding Rice
-1 Small Bottle Apple Cider Vinegar
-1 Box Food Coloring (With at least four different colors.)
-Parchment Or Wax Paper
-Glass Mason Jars Or Plastic Sandwich Bags (Small toddlers can safely shake the rice and watch it change colors if you use plastic bags.)
-1 Measuring Cup
-1 Measuring Spoon
-1 Happy Little Helper 😉

Colour Rice Pudding Recipe:
-1/4 cup Pudding
-1/4 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
-1 to 4 Drops Food Coloring (Depending on what color you are making.)
Note: The recipe always calls for equal parts rice and vinegar so if you use 1 cup of rice you would use 1 teaspoon of vinegar. If you use 2 cups of rice you would use two teaspoons of vinegar, and so on.


Step 1. Add 1/4 cup rice pudding into a small plastic sandwich bag.

Step 2. 4 drops of food color (if you want colors like you see in our photos).

Step 3. Add in 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar and shake bag until everything is well combined.

Step 4. Pour colored rice out onto parchment paper and leave it to dry. This can take anywhere for 10 minutes to 1 hour or longer depending on the moister levels in your home and weather outside. Once dry you can play with it and make pictures without dye getting on your hands.

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