Rainbow Rice

Sensory Play Ideas for Preschoolers Sensory Rice Bins are perfect for curious minds and busy hands! |

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This Rainbow Rice recipe is super-easy to make, provides hours of open-ended play, and is a great screen-free activity for kids (and adults)! Use kitchen gadgets, craft supplies, and MORE for unlimited play ideas! {Gluten-Free}


  • 4 cups rice
  • 1 tablespoon liquid watercolors
  • 1 gallon size baggie


  1. First, combine rice and liquid watercolors in a large baggie, then remove all the air, seal the baggie, and knead the ingredients together.
  2. Next, add more drops of liquid watercolors, if needed.
  3. After that, spread rice out onto a cookie sheet or baking pan to let dry overnight. Or, leave the rice in the baggie and place it outside (with the baggie open) and let it air dry for about 30 minutes to two hours, depending on weather conditions.
  4. Finally, once the rice is dry, it’s time to PLAY! This rice will keep for a long time if stored in an airtight container.