I didn’t think that this year I would be able to do any egg decorating with BB this year, as at almost 13 months, he would be too young. But I was wrong. I read about how to dye eggs using rice and thought that actually BB would certainly be able to do that.

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You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Rice
  • Food colouring
  • Zip lock bags

Start by hard-boiling your eggs.

How to dye eggs using rice

While they are boiling put some rice into your zip lock bags. The good thing about this activity is that you will have lots of coloured rice to use in sensory play afterwards!

Once BB was up from his nap and had had his mid morning snack I then added the food colouring to each of the bags. In the end I  did 5 different colours. I used gel colouring rather than liquid ones, but I am sure they will work just as well.

How to dye eggs using rice

The bag clip is to stop any spilling out.

I closed the bags with an extra bag clip to make sure that none of the rice or food colouring got anywhere else it shouldn’t have. Before I added the eggs to the bag BB and I shook them to evenly cover the rice with colour. That way we wouldn’t get massive clumps of food dye on them.

How to dye eggs using rice

Finally we added the eggs to the bags and shook them until they looked covered. With some of the eggs we placed them in more than one bag to get lots of different colours. Our yellow dye didn’t show up as well as the other colours we used.

How to dye eggs using rice

Egg dying with rice was a great activity to do with BB. He loves to shake ever thing his gets hold of to make sounds with it. I was just glad to be able to do an Easter egg craft with him because he isn’t able to do any of the other ones I have planned.

If you enjoyed learning how to dye eggs using rice by sure to check out my melted crayon decorated eggs, Easter sun catchers, and my eggs decorated with sharpies and rubbing alcohol.

Pin for later:

How to dye eggs using rice. Such an easy Easter craft that even a 1year old can do it.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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