Making Coloured Rice
Pour approximately 100ml of vinegar into a large bowl. Add your desired colour. We used approximately 1 bottle per 6 cups of rice. You can add more or less for darker or pastel colours. Stir in the uncooked rice one cup at a time, making sure the rice is evenly coated. Cover 3-4 baking trays in silver foil. Spread the rice thinly over the foil. Bake at about 50 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes. The rice should be completely dry but not burnt. Leave to cool completely before allowing children to play with the rice. Keep away from moisture.
Diyas, Rangoli and Lotus Flowers (fuse beads)
Instructions for making Divali related fuse bead designs.
Recommended for age 9+ (or 5+ with help).
Rangoli Style Pictures to Colour
4 Rangoli style pictures to colour. The easiest has large areas and could be coloured by younger children using crayons. The most complex is very detailed and would be enjoyed by older children.
Recommended for age 4+.
Rangoli Style Sand Pictures
Add glue and coloured sand or glitter to this template to create your own Rangoli style picture.
Recommended for age 5+.