Winter is on it’s way out and I’m itching for Springtime. We’re coloring our rice green today, helping to represent green grass. My own grass is now turning from brown to green and I think this Spring project is going to give it a boost. Let’s all say it together, “Stay out SUN!” Coloring rice is a lot of fun. If you haven’t tried it you should definitely give this project a go.

Coloring Rice Green for a Springtime Display

Coloring Rice Green for a Springtime Display


  • dry white rice – any kind
  • rubbing alcohol – this helps rice dry faster
  • green food coloring
  • plastic zip baggie
  • paper towels
  • tray

Coloring Rice Supplies


  • Place 2-3 cups of dry rice in a plastic zip baggie.
  • Pour in 3-4 drops of your green food coloring.
  • Pour in 1 Tablespoon of Rubbing Alcohol.
  • Now seal the bag and shake it all together. Make sure each piece of rice gets coated.

Coloring Rice Green with Food Coloring

  • Pour your colored rice onto a tray lined with paper towels to dry.

Food coloring can stain, so be careful. You’ll want it completely dry before you start to work with it again, as you don’t want any color to drip. After 20 or so minutes, give it a stir with a spoon. It should be dry within an hour.

Colored Green Rice

For my Spring display, I filled my pink bucket with crunched up paper towels so I don’t have to use as much rice to fill it. Then I poured in my colored green rice up to the top.

Easter Spring Bucket

Now it’s ready for a fun Spring time display. I told you it turns out super cute!

Coloring Rice Green for Spring Decor

Check out what we’ve placed inside our cute bucket: Easter Candy Lollipops

More Springtime projects for you to try: