As I have shared previously, we love homemade playdough in our house! I have recently been experimenting with adding different sensory elements to a basic dough recipe – looking for ways to encourage further exploration using the senses of touch, sight and smell – like this fun confetti-like twist that can be added to any homemade playdough – I am calling it Funfetti!
Homemade Funfetti Playdough Recipe
The addition of coloured rice to a basic playdough recipe creates a rich, sensory play experience.
1. Make the playdough: Prepare your preferred homemade playdough according to the usual recipe – this is the cooked playdough recipe we use (or try our gluten and corn free playdough recipe).
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2. Prepare your rice: Follow our easy directions below.
How to dye rice:
When it comes to dying rice I like to keep it simple. I know that others add vinegar, alcohol, even hand sanitiser to the process, but I simply place the rice into a bowl, add a few drops of liquid colouring and stir until the colour is evenly distributed. Add the colour a little at a time until the colour is built up to your preferred hue.
Then spread the rice out onto a lined baking tray to dry. It shouldn’t take long because you have hardly used any liquid to colour the rice, an hour at most and you’ll be done!
3. Combine the playdough and rice: Once the playdough has completely cooled, knead 1 cup of multi-coloured rice into the dough.
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