Rice. I've washed it, cooked it and eaten it of course, but I've never coloured it and played with it. Until a few weeks ago. To be honest I didn't have a clue how to colour it and I was less convinced that once coloured we would actually be able to play with it. I mean what DO you do with rice.
Step one: get rice and pour in jar. It helps to find a funnel that fits the jar BEFORE giving the container of rice to a toddler! Else be prepared to pick rice up from worktop/floor/clothes/sink and anywhere within 5 miles that rice can scatter to and lay on
Step two: add vinegar. Luckily I have loads of white vinegar that I use for cleaning
Step three: add a few drops of food colouring. Or a great big squeeze if you are nearly two years old
Step four: shake jar to mix it all up
Step five: Sieve contents to get rid of excess vinegar
Step six: pour it out and leave it to dry, we put it in the dehydrator (because I'm impatient) but I'm sure a low oven/sunlight/airing cupboard/tumble drier(?) would do.
Repeat using different colours.
|Hmmm, finding the gem is a bit too easy Nanny!|