1 10, 2014

colour me happy :: how to dye chickpeas

October 1st, 2014|Categories: A Little Delightful, crafts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Recently I dyed some chick peas for the kids for a little bit of fun imaginative and sensory play.
They’re such a great size and very different to the texture of our rainbow rice! 
It’s easier than you may think to dye pasta and rice, and the result is fun and vibrant and irresistible! 

You will need:
Dried chickpeas {you can get these from the supermarket or a bulk foods grocer will have them cheaper – if you are in Perth Kakulas in Northbridge is a great spot for things like this!}
Food dye {I use a gel paste […]

16 03, 2014

after school wind down time and my exhausted kindy kid

March 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |5 Comments

Anyone else have an exhausted kindy kid?We have finished week 6 of school and although so many people I know have kindy kids that have finally adjusted to being at school, my kindy kid is still not used to it and is absolutely exhausted by the end of her Kindy day.I am lucky that Chloe LOVES school. She gets ready for school in 10 seconds flat and she happily says goodbye to me and has a really great day. I know I’m really lucky that she loves it.But some days, the minute we walk […]

1 11, 2011

rainbow rice

November 1st, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

A little while ago I made the kids some rainbow rice.
I used the same method I used when dying pasta.
You will need:
Uncooked rice
Food dye
zip lock bags
a tray
paper or baking paper
I separated a 2kg bag of uncooked rice into smaller ziplock bags, added a few drops of vinegar and a few drops of colour to each. Closed them up and gently massaged the colour around to disperse evenly. It’s best to do one colour at a time – so the stuff doesn’t dry out while it waits for you to mix it through. 
After a little while left to […]