Monday, April 25, 2011

Colored Rice Mosaic

I love mosaics. You can make this craft work for all ages. You can make this create designs as simple or as difficult as you like. This craft is a non-toxic alternative to glitter and sand for the young artist. It is inexpensive and a fun craft.

Materials Needed:
·        Uncooked white rice
·        Food color
·        Vinegar
·        Foam board or cardboard
1.     Place 1/2 cup rice into a bowl.
2.     Add ~ 5 drops of coloring
3.     Add 1/2 tsp. vinegar 

Set the colored rice aside. Spread flat onto a baking sheet. Bake at 200 for 45 min to dry.
***You may wish to make more colors at the same time. 

Be sure to keep the colors separated when baking.  After they dry, you can put them in plastic containers or in plastic baggies.

When ready to do your picture draw it on the cardboard or foam board. Then use white glue and trace the area you wish to color in rice. Do each area of the picture in a selected color and when completed allow to draw for several hours.

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