Glow-in-the-Dark Rice

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We set out on a mission last week and had lots of fun coming up with all sorts of ways to make things glow-in-the-dark.
This glow-in-the-dark rainbow rice was one of our favorites, and you won't believe how easy it is to make! 
Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose
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How to Make Rice Glow-in-the-Dark

Materials
Note:  While it isn't needed I do recommend using a black light for this activity.  Glow-in-the-dark paint will glow without onebut a black-light really intensifies the glow and produces the best result.  You can use a black light fixture or a black light flashlight- both work great!

Method
  • Place 1 cup of uncooked, white rice into a large zip-seal bag, using one bag for each color of rice that you wish to make.  
  • Add 1 tablespoon of neon paint to each bag. 
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  • Add roughly 2-3 tablespoons of water.  The water makes the paint runny, which helps it to coat the rice in color while allowing you to use less paint
  • Seal the bags and then shake, knead, and mix them until the rice is fully saturated in color.
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  • Once the rice is saturated you can lay it out on cookie sheets for faster drying or simply open the bags and allow the rice to dry just like that!
Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose
  • It will take roughly 4-6 hours for the colored rice varieties to fully dry.
  • The rice may clump together a bit as it dries, but that's ok!  
  • Seal the bags and hand them off to the kids to break the rice up before pouring it into a bin for play.
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  • Add kitchen gadgets, scoopers, and other toys, and the play can begin!
Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose
Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose

Extend the Fun
PLAY RECIPE FOR KIDS: Make your own glow-in-the-dark neon rice. #playrecipesforkids #playrecipes #glowinthedarkcrafts #glowinthedarkactivities #artsandcraftsforkids #activitiesforkids #craftsforkids #glowrice
PLAY RECIPE FOR KIDS: Make your own glow-in-the-dark neon rice. #playrecipesforkids #playrecipes #glowinthedarkcrafts #glowinthedarkactivities #artsandcraftsforkids #activitiesforkids #craftsforkids #glowrice
  • Have kids practice writing letters, numbers, and words in the rice.  This is a great way to review spelling words.
Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose
  • Set up a treasure hunt by hiding coins in a bin or rainbow sensory rice.
  • Get creative and have fun with it!  The possibility for play and learning are endless!

Also note that this rainbow rice is fun with the lights on, too!

Tips & Storage:  
  • Store your rice in sealed jars or bags between play times, and it can be used again and again! 
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Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose
Make rainbow rice for kids that glows in the dark!  This easy recipe produces beautifully vibrant neon rice that can be used in all sorts of sensory activities and crafts. #glowinthedarkrice #glowinthedarkricediy #glowingrainbowrice #glowingrice #riceforkids #rainbowrice #neonrice #rainbowricesensory #growingajeweledrose

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