Today after school, Andrew and I made his “Lookie-Loo”. I got this idea from Ten Ten and thought we’d make one ourselves. Last night before bed, we colored our rice and then set it out to dry while we snoozed. Andrew and I collected random small items from around the house to drop into our the bottle with the rice. He shook it up and went on a hunt as I challenged him to find the small items inside the bottle. Andrew thinks it’s so cool!
To color the rice: Pour rice into a Ziploc bag. Add two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of food coloring. Shake bag until all the rice is colored. Lay the rice out to dry for a few hours (or overnight, in our case).
It might be a good idea to attach a small list to the side of the bottle to remind you of what’s hidden inside but I’m hoping I can remember since I’m sure the list will most likely be torn off by little hands.
Some of our items included:
blue safety pin
silver & gold buttons
silver twist tie
green Ninja man
2 foam squares
I think this toy will be fun to take on long road trips! And….don’t worry….the cap is super-glued on.