We put a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, a small bottle of food coloring, and about 7 cups of rice in a gallon sized pitcher. Then we stirred and shook it until the white rice was colored.
After we'd each had a turn in mixing a color of choice, we ended up with two one-quart containers of each of five colors.
Children who are raised in institutions are often lacking in sensory skills. Jen especially craves textures and likes to feel everything.
The rice was a little too large to go through the sand wheels as we had hoped it would do. That was ok though. The Little Princesses were happy with cups, funnels and spoons.
So on your next rainy day, give coloring rice a try. It is super easy, super cheap, and super fun!