I have always liked the
Recycled OJ Bottle
So, first up, I dyed the rice. I put about two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol in a gallon sized plastic bag and added 5 or so drops of food coloring. (My mother hates when I don't measure - sorry mom!) I mixed them up really well and added a bag of rice. I tossed until it was completely colored.
After it dried, I dumped it all in a new gallon bag and mixed it up. I let mine dry overnight, partially because I started this project really late at night, and part because I forgot to pull it in from the
I added a little rice, a few cards, a little more rice, a few more cards, and did this until it is almost all the way full. I left room at the top so that I could shake the cards around and there would be plenty of room for movement.
The only thing I have left to finish to put a sticker or something on the front. Despite my best efforts, I cannot seem to get the adhesive completely off. I don't know what Kroger used - super glue? I can't wait to use it in my classroom. I am thinking about making one for each of my units in science with vocabulary words... what do you think?