Easy Rainbow Crafts and Recipes for Kids

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It may be cold and gloomy out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have rainbows and fun indoors! We had a lot of fun with our Kolcraft Kids as we had an indoor rainbow day complete with rainbow crafts, food and fun!

Rainbow Crafts

Indoor Rainbow Rice Sandbox

Rice after it has had food coloring added

What you need:

  1. Rice
  2. Vinegar
  3. Food coloring
  4. Aluminum foil
  5. Containers
  6. Cookie sheet

What to do:

  1. Put 1.5 cups of rice in each container
  2. Add 1 – 2 tbsp of vinegar to each container
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring
  4. Shake, shake & shake the containers some more to fully coat the rice in food coloring
  5. Put aluminum foil on the cookie sheet
  6. Place rice on cookie sheet & put in oven at 150º for 10- 15 minutes
  7. Take out, place in large, wide container that isn’t too deep & let your kids have fun in their indoor “sandbox”!

Rainbow rice ready to dry in the oven

You can also put black, white & red beans in a container and have “bean sand”.

Other fun rainbow crafts, recipes and ideas that we did with our Kolcraft Kids ranging from 6 months to 7 years old!

  1. Rainbow finger painting – put hands in non-toxic finger paint, and place hand prints in semi-circle forming a rainbow. Alternate colors to make a rainbow. We love this as a keepsake of our child’s hand-prints.
  2. Rainbow crayons – this easy craft, recycles old crayons into rainbow crayons!
  3. Rainbow fruit cake – this yummy treat is a tasty way to teach your child about the rainbow.
  4. Rainbow outfits – let your child pick out his/her clothes for the day. We can guarantee it will be a rainbow sensation outfit.

Enjoy your rainbow filled day!

2 Responses to “Easy Rainbow Crafts and Recipes for Kids”

  1. KD {Mom of 3 Dolls} November 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    What a great idea! I love the easy recipe, plus the items are easily found in my pantry.


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