How to Dye Beans

By: Asia Citro from
How to Dye Beans
How to Dye Beans
This image courtesy of

Learn How to Dye Beans, which makes one of the best DIY crafts for kids. You can use any light-colored bean, such as pinto, lima, or navy. Using regular and neon food coloring, you can make the beans any color you want. Creating a lot of different colors and having the kids sort them by color turns into one of the coolest DIY activities for kids. The color, feel, and sound of the beans also makes for great sensory games for kids. There are so many fun things to do with colored beans and they are inexpensive to create.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Project TypeMake a Project

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Ideas

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

The activity of just dying the dry beans is a fun craft for kids. Then the possibilities for the uses are endless. I know my problem will be keeping these little toys off of the floor when they have finished playing with them. But because they are not very expensive, I will not feel bad just sweeping them up and placing them in the compost.

Smart! But what would you do with dies beans? I guess these little colorful items can be used in artwork to take the place of macaroni. arodrigez5298921 has expressed perhaps as a means of an educational opportunity - liking learning color or counting. I guess your little one can help you decide.

This is a great idea! It seems like it would work really well for math homework and other educational opportunities.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Chic Mid-Century Garden Trellis

Add some style and flair to your garden when you build this Chic Mid-Century Garden Trellis! The design is inspired by the aesthetics… Continue reading: "Chic Mid-Century Garden Trellis"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite ideas
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your ideas


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Submit Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other DIYers

There are currently no images from other DIYers.

I Love It