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!
The addition of coloured rice to a basic playdough recipe creates a rich, sensory experience.
Once the playdough has completely cooled, knead 1 cup of multi-coloured rice into dough.
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!