I just love kid friendly crafts and what better time to make one than this 4th of July with this bright and colorful RED, WHITE & BLUE Sensory Rice Bin!
If you have little kids or are just entertaining families who do, well, this is the perfect craft for you! Having a very busy toddler of my own, I am always thinking of exciting new ways to keep him entertained. But this craft is not only great for pre-schoolers. My7 year-old daughter got in on the fun too!
Kids will just love this DIY craft and it is so easy you will love it too... it takes only minutes to prepare!
Here is what you'll need:
- White Rice (uncooked)
- Distilled Vinegar
- Food Coloring
- 2 Large bowls and spatulas for mixing
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Large Bin for playtime
First, start by measuring out your rice. I used 3 cups of rice.
Then add 2 tbls spoons of vinegar. Start out by adding 7-10 drops of food coloring. Combine.
Add more food coloring as needed. Let try for at least 1 hour. If you have time, let dry overnight to avoid any color from getting other hands.
Repeat in separate bowl for different colors.
Finally, add the rice in rows in a bin for the kids to mix and play with! Add fun sand toys like scoops and funnels. The kids will have blast with this!
*TIP- To avoid a messy situation, use in the grass. The kids will inevitably pour some out of the bin during play time! If doing indoors, place a large mat under the bin for quick and somewhat easy clean up!