I had Mr A home 'sick' from school so we decided to set up some craft stuff and I made this fun rainbow rice. I found a recipe online (of course) but since I'm pretty rubbish at actually following recipes I just made it up as I went along.
We got a bag of cheap rice from the supermarket and put about half a cup into some snap lock bags (or you coud use any container with a lid. To each bag add a few drops of food colouring (you can always add more later) and a dash of white vinegar (scientific that eh?).
Here are our bags.
Then we tipped them into containers and left them out to dry for about half an hour or so, this would have been quicker had it been a warm sunny day.
The kids decided they wanted to mix it all together and it looks pretty cool.
They then spent ages making pictures by gluing it onto paper and just generally playing about with it. Cheap, easy and fun, plus it is now stored away for use again next time ;-)