Sometimes it's fun to play with your food. I played with rice & food coloring and made some cute craft projects.
Put one teaspoon of water and 10 drops of food coloring in a baggie - I used these nifty neon colors
Add 1/2 cup of rice to the bag and mush it around until the rice is completely colored
Spread the rice onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet and let it dry completely, it'll take about an hour or so (or much less if you put it outside on a hot, hot day like I did)
Brush a picture frame, box, foam ball - whatever you've got - with some white glue. Cover the glue with the rice (sprinkle it on or dip the surface in)
Et Voila! You've got some cute projects and a fun activity for pennies