I had all three boys that day, so I waited until Sam and Luke were down for their naps and Jack was very excited to help me! I did it a little differently then the instructions I had pinned said to do it, but it was basically the same thing... I didn't really measure at all. I used ziplock bags, put enough coloring in it to touch each grain (I rolled the bag all around to make sure!), and once they were coated I put enough rubbing alcohol in them to coat each grain. After that we poured them on cookie sheets and trays and set them out in the sun to dry... Jack was so patient!
Jack and I played in the backyard while we waited for the sun to dry the rice... since it was a super warm day it didn't take very long at all! Then, we dumped the rice in the tub, grabbed a few random toys from our bag of sand toys, and got ready to play!
Jack was so excited when it was time to play! He immediately picked up the funnel, held it up to his mouth and announced "Do do do do do DOOOOO! Attention, everybody! The Rice Playground is now open!"
Sam and Luke also had LOT of fun with the rice playground, but I was so busy keeping the one-year-olds from eating the rice that I couldn't take any pictures. Still, they loved it! Since then we have done many more projects from Pinterest, and I am so glad to have found that site!!! It can be a time-sucker, but it's so worth it!!!