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Rainbow Rice

  • Author: Cara
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Bin of Rainbow Rice 1x
  • Category: crafts


  • 1 c. rice, per color (6 c. total)
  • 1/2 tsp. water, per color
  • 1520 drops food coloring, per color (you’ll need red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
  • 6 plastic baggies or a reusable plastic container that you don’t mind gets stained


  1. Place 1 c. of rice into each baggie.
  2. Mix 1/2 tsp. of water + 15-20 drops of food coloring per color.
  3. Place into the baggie, zip up completely and then shake the heck out of it until the color has spread evenly. You might need to add another 1/4 tsp of water along with a couple more drops of coloring if it doesn’t coat it perfectly.
  4. Place the rice out on a piece of parchment paper, aluminum foil, baking sheet, or paper towel and allow to dry.
  5. Repeat for the other 5 colors.
  6. Once completely dry, pour all colors into a small storage bin.