How to make some vibrant and colourful neon rainbow rice for sensory play, using just two simple ingredients and a VERY easy method! No vinegar, no smell, no fuss. It takes moments to make and lasts years, and is a brilliant sensory bin filler as well as a great art material for collage too.
Now that we’ve perfected this much, much simpler method for dyeing rice we have been making it all of the time! We made some batches to donate to school for their sensory play and have experimented with vivid rainbow colours, shimmering metallics and now fluorescent neons!
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Using exactly the same method as set out in our post about how to dye rainbow rice, I simply tipped some economy rice into giant zip locs, squirted in a large squeeze of each colour neon paint, sealed and distributed the paint until it was evenly covered! SOoooo simple it is quite simply ridiculous.
These are the exact paints that we used. These zip loc bags are a similar size and very secure.
No vinegar is needed. It makes no difference and smells so bad. Just mix the colour through, tip it straight out onto a tray or baking sheet, then leave it to dry! It will be ready in as soon as half an hour and the colours are amazingly bright and cheerful.
This s one of those occasions where I truly believe it looks just as gorgeous when mixed together as when searate. How lovely are those colours?! No-one can resist running their hands through it.
We tipped it all into a large sensory tub, added some scoops and silicon cupcake cases and they played and played and played. It formed part of Miss 5’s Kindness Elves birthday party are the weekend after we added some gorgeous acrylic gems to represent kind virtues. They all searched through and found them on a treasure hunt, and added them to their heart shaped boxes that they had decorated!
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