more on dyed rice mosaics
- My high school students started our dyed rice mosaics today. We dyed
rice with a couple drops of food coloring (depending on intensity
wanted) and a small amount of rubbing alcohol (about a 1/2-1 capful.
Mix in a plastic cup (or put in a ziploc bag and shake. Spread out
onwaxed paper, usually is dry within 10-15 minutes. Use tacky glue to
adhere to cardboard. Did discover that the blue food coloring (we
used a generic brand) made kind of a funky turqoise color, so instead
of using food coloring we mixed a small amount of powdered tempera
paint..that made a great color, more intense. But it took a little
longer to dry, and you had to add more alchohol to dissolve the
powder. Also wondering if a little watered down acrylic paint would
work too..esp for dark, brilliant colors.
My students seemed to love this project so far..will be time