Friday, April 1, 2011

Rice Crafting

DSC_1221Have you ever died rice before? think back to your Preschool./kindergarten days. Well I got to thinking the other day how much green rice looks like grass and would make a fun kid project. Of course my little one is still a little on the young side and was set on trying to eat the green rice! Simply start by pouring some plain rice into a zip lock bag and add the color of your choice. I added about 30 drops for my green rice.DSC_1074Mix around the rice until it is the color consistency you like and then pour it out onto a cookie sheet. Let your rice dry for about a day and then you can let your creativity roam free.DSC_1081
Ok for my original idea I had these great tree planned and I would add jelly beans to them and they would simply look amazing… Reality not so much! DSC_1213So I searched  the house and this is what I came up with a shoebox lid, a straw and a pot! DSC_1218Remembering these adorable topiaries I had seen at Rook No. 17, Jenn made these adorable Bunny Topiaries and so I thought I would give it a try with my rice. I simply drew a bunny shape on my lid and cut it out, DSC_1219then added glue and rice.  I covered my straw with some green ribbon and added some yummy  chocolate Easter eggs to my jar. What do you think?DSC_1221
What would you create with a bag of colorful green rice? I still have a bunch so I need some ideas ;)



  1. That is a really great idea! Love the way it came out!

  2. Now that is so creative!! I can't get over this one. I have to give this a try!!

    love love love it!!

  3. I like it! Very cute. I even like your jelly bean tree, it's pretty cute too!

  4. I buy 20 pound bags of rice weekly for my family...(My husband is Dominican)...this is so neat and something I would've never thought of! LOVE IT. I'm your newest follower. Keep up the creativity!
    natalie :o)

  5. Cute and creative.
    I think you did a great job.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  6. What a great idea. How fun that you can use such a common, cheap thing for such a fun, unique project. Very smart.

    Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up at Shindig Saturday! I can't wait to see more of your great ideas.

  7. It's a good idea but I have no idea what bunnies have to do with Easter?

  8. What a cute idea! I love creating with colored rice. Use your leftovers for candles. I put some in a large candle jar and then place a votive and candle inside. I also use it in large vases. I put a skinny cylinder vase inside a large vase use a funnel and fill the large vase with the rice to hide the smaller vase , then I add water and flowers to the smaller vase. FUN!

  9. That is an AWESOME idea. I love Candle decorations and I even have a trifle dish that would look great with candles and rice, maybe a egg or two! Thanks Sheryl

  10. Aren't you clever ... this is wonderful! Even the kid-lings will love this idea.

    Happy pink April ~
    TTFN ~

    GIVEAWAY ends 4/5

  11. That is awesome! I can't wait to actually try this. Popping by from the blog hop! I'm your newest follower. Follow me back? Thanks!

  12. That is awesome! I am gonna have to try it- you are so creative ;-)

    Thank you so much for linking up with us- feel free to add as many posts as you like until Easter!

  13. That is really cute and original.

  14. Rice crafting is a new idea for me. This turned out so wonderfully. Love the texture it creates. Nicely done!

  15. Oh my gosh.. I would never have guessed you used rice. How cool!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at last week's For the Kids Friday Link Party! This week's party is in full swing. I'd love to have you stop by and join in on the fun!


  16. Love this, such a super fun idea!! Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  17. wow! this is so creative! thanks for sharing! will be featuring this today ^^)

  18. I just love that photo with the green rice. I wonder how it would look if you cooked it like that.

    I'm stopping by with some happy news for you! Your blog has been nominated for the Best in Show award on my site!
    Be sure to come vote when you get a chance and GOOD LUCK :)

  19. We made a rainbow with dyed rice. To make it brilliant dye it with rubbing alcohol. However, you sure wouldn't want the little one to get into it. :)


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