Arts & Crafts

Fun little projects for rice and the Dainty can.

Japanese inspired rice face mask recipe

This face mask is both moisturizing and purifying – perfect to combat the winter conditions and do a post-holiday detox!!

What you will need:

3 tablespoons rice

1 tablespoon milk

1 tablespoon honey

1 cup water

  1. Cook the rice in a saucepan in water.
  2. Once cooked, let cool and then filter, keeping the cooking water.
  3. Using a handmixer or fork blend the honey, milk and rice until you get a consistent texture.
  4. Use this preparation as a mask by spreading the mixture on your face.
  5. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with the rice cooking water.

rice Face Mask

tin can flower pot

Home made flower pot

What you’ll need : An empty & clean Dainty rice can, colourful or patterned paper, ruler, glue gun, scissors, pen.

How to :

  1. Measure the height of the can and draw a line on your paper according to this measure. Then cut it with your scissors.
  2.  Apply a small line of hot glue at the top of your paper and stick it on your can. Wrap the can with your paper and put another hot glue line to make it stay in place.
  3.  That’s it! Decorate with drawings, stickers or beautiful ribbons if you want, or use it in a more minimalist way.
  4. Put your flowers inside (real or fake) and enjoy!

Homemade rice-filled heating pad

WHAT YOU NEED : A soft COTTON sock, needle & cotton thread, rice (your choice), essentials oils. HOW TO : Place the rice in a bowl and add drops of your favourite essential oil(s), swish the rice around to distribute the oil. Pour the rice into the sock. Fold the end of the sock and stitch it up. You can microwave the rice filled sock to desired temperature and use  - around cold feet, a sore neck, behind a lower back...MAGIC

Rice-filled Heating Pad

Colourful rice sensory bin


Rice sensory bin how-to

A colourful mini playground for the imaginative little people! For each colour of rice desired - place 1 1/2 cups of white rice in a plastic container, add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 4 to 5 drops of a food colouring. Put the lid on the container and shake well. Lay out the coloured rice on a tray or paper towel, and let it dry for an hour. Repeat for each different colour. Once dry place the coloured rice in a large clear plastic bin, and add the toys or accessories to play with.

Pencil or Plant Pot

Use our Dainty tin can to make a vintage pencil holder to beautifully adorn your desk, and fill it with colorful markers, pens, and crayons. Easily amuse a child for an hour gluing found items like feathers or buttons or even felt cut-outs to a can. You can also make fun little pots for flowers, leafy plants, and cacti. Paint and decorated with seashells, beads, and sparkles!

Tin Can Telephone

Our classic Dainty rice cans are perfect for re-introducing this timeless childhood game in your home: the simple joys that two tin cans and a string can bring are endless and make for afternoons of secretive giggles and walkie-talkie, the old-fashioned way.

Coloured Rice Kaleidoscope

Beautifully complex to look into and wonderfully easy to make, kaleidoscopes are a perfect opportunity to use what's around the house for arts & crafts. Insert a piece of coloured paper folded into a triangle into a paper towel roll, fill with rice (dyed with food colouring), cover each end with a piece of wax paper, tape, and draw swirly patterns on the wax paper!

Wind Chime

Tie our Dainty cans together with string and hang them on a tree branch to make an adorable wind chime - get even more creative by painting the tins!