"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Colored Rice for Sensory Play


So my cousin messaged me yesterday to share a fun colored rice sensory activity she found from Powerful Mothering that she was going to do with her boys and thought it would be a good fit for a Too Tired to Try Tuesday post. I thought the activity looked fun, plus I was stoked she’d done my crafting research for me this week. So? Sold! How much lazier can I get than that? (Side note: if you have a fun craft or recipe that you’d like to share in a Tx5 post, please send it along — I’m always looking for ideas!)


I can already see the gazillion grains of rice you’ll be finding all over your house after letting your kids have at this stuff, but it’s probably an even trade for the amount of time you’ll gain while they’re busy playing with it! (Or even better idea, let them play with it outside!) And it’s gotta be much better to deal with than sand, right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rice
  • Vinegar
  • Various colors of food coloring
  • Zip lock bags
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Wax paper
  • Various containers (e.g., funnel, cups) for playing
  • Storage containers

Then you do some mixing and drying, and you’re left with your colored rice. Couldn’t get much easier than that really. Add some fun containers and imagination to the mix, and your kids could be entertained for quite some time.

To see the complete post with full instructions and photos from Powerful Mothering, please click here.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)

Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

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