Red, White, & Blue Rice Candles

Looking for a fast & easy centerpiece for your 4th of July or Memorial Day table? These simple Red, White, & Blue Rice Candles (yes made out of rice!) are right up your alley!

Looking for a fast & easy centerpiece for your 4th of July or Memorial Day table? These simple Red, White, & Blue Rice Candles (yes made out of rice!) are right up your alley! | MrsHappyHomemaker.com

So, the 4th of July is in 48 hours, so we can’t really get more last minute than that. So yeah – I guess that would be me a procrastinator… but I’m gonna bet that I’m not the only procrastinator among us. I count you, you, you over there – and you too. 

Good thing last minute ideas pretty much guarantee simplicity. At least it does here!

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These Red, White, & Blue Rice Candles can’t be any simpler – my 5 year old son even made one with no trouble at all. That’s how easy they are! They’re really fast too – which is a definite plus when we’re on such time constraints. And they’re every bit of patriotic – and are really the perfect centerpiece for your 4th of July table.

What do you need to make them? White rice, white vinegar, red & blue food coloring, water, mason jars & tea lights. Easy peasy.

Looking for a fast & easy centerpiece for your 4th of July or Memorial Day table? These simple Red, White, & Blue Rice Candles (yes made out of rice!) are right up your alley! | MrsHappyHomemaker.com

Using two separate air-tight containers (or gallon sized ziploc bags) – place some white rice in each one. For every cup of white rice you dye, pour in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar & enough food coloring to achieve the color intensity you desire. One container will dye the red rice & the other will dye the blue rice. After you get the rice, food coloring, & white vinegar added – next step is to shake, shake, shake. Shake it all up until all the rice is colored.

Spread the dyed rice onto a baking sheet & let dry a few hours or overnight. You can also place in the oven on 200 degrees, stirring in 5 minute intervals until the rice is completely dry.

To make the candles, layer the dyed red rice – then the plain white rice – then the dyed blue rice. Nestle a tealight on top of the rice.

Ta-da!!  All done. Told you it was gonna be easy!

Looking for a fast & easy centerpiece for your 4th of July or Memorial Day table? These simple Red, White, & Blue Rice Candles (yes made out of rice!) are right up your alley! | MrsHappyHomemaker.com