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Scented Rice Shaker

Introduce your little one to scents from around the world with this fun rice shaker!

Materials Needed

Scented Rice Shaker

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 5 minutes + dry time

Best done: Indoors

Messy level: Low

Rice in bottle

Materials Needed

  • Dry white rice

  • Empty Spice Container(s) (Plastic)

  • Various Spices

  • Paper

Let's Create!

  • To start, put a small amount of dry rice into the container and shake a chosen spice onto it.

  • Then, cover the opening of the spice container with a piece of paper (to prevent the rice from coming out.


  • Next, tightly close the container and poke small holes in the top (make sure they are small so rice does not come out), so your little one can smell the scented rice. 

  • For an extra precaution, tape the lid to the sides of the container so your litle one cannot unscrew it. 

  • Give them the shaker and encourage them to smell it! 

**Watch closely as the play with this as they could break through the paper, allowing rice to come out. 

Paper covering lid
Paper covering lid

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