My friend’s kids love this stuff, and I finally got around to making it.
6 cups of rice
A sandwich sized ziploc style bag
A storage container (those plastic shoeboxes work great!)
You can pull off making this in one bag if you go in this order with the colors: yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, orange.
The ratio is 1 tablespoon of alcohol, 2-3 drops of food coloring, 1 cup of rice. (for purple do 1-2 blue and 1-2 red, for orange do 2 drops yellow and 1-2 red).
Take your bag and put in 1 T alcohol and the coloring and mix up.
Add one cup of rice, close, and mix up.
Pour out the rice onto a pan and let sit out in the sun for an hour or so until dry.
Pour it all into the storage container, add some odds and ends from your kitchen, and let your kids go to town. It’s fairly clean, and as long as your floor is pretty clean, you can just sweep up any spills and put right back into the container!
Just make sure you’re careful when storing this. Unless the container is fairly watertight, the rice can spill out of the container. Best to have just older kids and parents carry and to store where little ones can’t get it and spill!