This is an easy and fun way for kids of all ages to decorate Easter eggs! There is very little mess and clean up is a breeze. You can even save the rice when you are finished to make a fun sensory bin! (Best for ages 3+)
All You Need:
- Ziploc baggies
- Food Coloring
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Measuring spoon
- Gloves and Tongs (optional)
- Complete Adult Supervision (not optional)
Add approximately ½ to 2/3 cup rice to each Ziploc baggie – one baggie for each color used.
Add 7 – 10 drops of food coloring per baggie
Add approximately ½ teaspoon vinegar to each baggie. The vinegar helps to spread the food coloring.
Seal the baggies and massage to spread the color evenly.
Now you are ready to place an egg in each bag, seal, and shake!
You may use gloves or tongs to remove the eggs to the carton to minimize the mess.
For fun, try making multi-colored eggs! You may need to add more food coloring to the baggies as you go if the rice starts to dry out.
Once all of your hard-boiled eggs have been decorated, you can simply throw out your baggies for a super simple clean up OR you can allow the baggies to sit open in order to dry the rice out completely. Then you can pour the rice into a bin for a fun sensory experience.
To create a fun sensory play experience for your little ones, just add a few measuring cups, spoons, etc. to the bin of brightly colored rice and let them keep themselves busy filling, scooping, pouring, and measuring!