I’ve seen tutorials on how to color rice and pasta in the past, but I’ve never tried it because it seemed like a lot of work. After reading the directions at Sippy Cup Central
I gave it a try. It was SO easy and it turned out great!
Materials: rice, ziplock bags, food coloring, rubbing alcohol, newspaper and plastic grocery bags
1) Put the plastic bags down to protect your counter and the newspapers on top of them to soak up the rubbing alcohol as the rice dries.
2) Put rice, a splash of rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of food coloring in a ziplock. I’m not sure on the exact measurements, but you can’t go wrong because the alcohol evaporates off of the rice as it dries.
3) Mix everything around in the bag and let them sit for awhile. From my experience, the longer you let the rice soak in the bag, the darker the color gets.
4) Dump the rice onto the newspaper and spread it out to dry. (In the picture above I did it wrong and had it on plastic bags and it wouldn’t dry without the newspapers soaking it up.)
5) After the rice is dry have fun scooping, pouring, and experimenting with funnels and different types of containers.
The official measurements for dying 1 pound of rice (Thanks Bonna!):
1 lb. of rice
1/2 tsp. of food coloring,
1 tsp of rubbing alcohol