Summer break comes early for our family. School is already out for my four oldest children!
It was a little chilly yesterday to go swimming like we had planned, so I decided it would be a good day to do a craft that I saw at a blog called Good To Be Crazy. That blog will be going private soon so I will give you the instructions on how to make this craft in case you decide that your kids would like to have some fun coloring rice too. Here is a look at the finished craft:
First thing we did was put 3 cups of rice in a zip lock bag. Then we added about 4-5 Tablespoons of water with several drops of food coloring in it. Make sure that bag is sealed and then let the kids squish it around. These girls are multi-taskers. They watched a movie while they squished the rice.
I forgot to warn you. It was a messy hair day at our house yesterday. I didn't brush the little girls' hair until right before Shane got home from work! The only child with non-messy hair in the picture is Sarah, one of Isabel's best friends...Sarah's mom makes sure that she brushes her hair. Hmm, maybe I should take some tips from her.
After smushing the color into the rice, I put it into pie pans and let the rice dry a bit.
We selected some jars from my jar stash, I spray painted the lids to cover things like "Great Value" and then the girls went to town filling up the jars. We could only find one funnel (out of a set of like 6) so we used paper to make funnels if needed for the jars with skinny necks. I didn't get a picture of the girls doing this step.
So,here is the final product:
PS Grandma Jeani, I know you don't care for dreadlocks. I promise Anna does not have them. It's just a bunch of braids! :)