Halloween Sensory Activity

I know that some of you may have made these before, but it is a new Little Project for us :)
Today we made a Rice Sensory box. It's fun to hide things in the rice and then search for them and the kids LOVE using the scoops to put the rice into containers and plastic pumpkins that they got this weekend. It's kind of like a sandbox for the cold months. We made some other colors too so we can switch it for the season-easy and FUN!

To make yours you need: zipper lock plastic bags, food coloring, rice, aluminum foil, (oven optional)
Just put in some food coloring and shake the rice around to color it. {Little Project Tip:} The zipper lock CAN come undone, so if you have helpers beware :)
It took more food coloring than I thought, but we finally got a nice autumn color mix.

Then you can either wait for it to dry for a day. Or you can put it in the oven at 200 degrees for at least 15 minutes to help it dry. Check it to see if it is done by touching it. If the food coloring comes off, it's not dry :)

Then put it in a bin and play!

We added black beans for some extra color :)
Note: if the color isn't holding, add a teaspoon or 2 of rubbing alcohol to the mixture
Thanks to all the other moms who have blogged about and recommended this great activity. It's a fun Little Project!

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