Introduction: Writing Your Name on Rice Grain and Get a Cool Key Chain

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A step by step procedure showing how to write your name on a piece of rice grain using readily available materials. You can use the grain later as a key chain , necklace or whatever you wish to use for. Make it for yourself or as a gift for your loved one. 

Step 1: The Materials Required

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The materials required are :
1. Hair oil (preferably a fairly Translucent one)- I have used Jasmine oil.
2. A paint brush(size 00 to 01) - the brush should have sharp or a chiseled tip.
3. Acrylic colours
4. Super glue
5. Key Ring
6. Here I have used small glass tubes as a container for the rice ; you can use whatever container you can get locally.
7. Forceps
8. The rice grain - preferably a longish one

Step 2: Picking the Right Size

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Choose the desired rice grain and place it firmly between the forceps.

Step 3: Mixing the Deired Color

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Mix the desired acrylic color with water and load your brush with it keeping the brush tip pointed

Step 4: Applying the Paint on the Rice

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Slowly and steadily  keeping your fingers near to the tip of the brush start writing the desired name on the rice. Care should be taken that the the paint should not be watery so make a thick  solution

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It would be better if you use vertical and horizontal strokes as it would give sharp and crisp strokes and the characters would be legible .

Step 6: Voila!

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Here i have used a tubular glass container which was locally available to me. You can use any transparent container  that is  locally available you.

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The container is filled with rice.

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The container is then filled with the oil

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The container is then sealed with a stop cock , and super glue is applied to the rim.

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the key chain is then attached to the container by a small metal ring

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the oil magnifies the size of the rice grain and you have a souvenir!


ManjunathP10 (author)2017-10-28


I want the information were this kind of keychain makes?

if any one know please mail me


JayP197 (author)2017-03-03

Thank u so much..

dushyant.rao.37 (author)2015-02-08

i want to know from where i can get these containers, i am from delhi and didnt find then in my area

shreyas3 (author)dushyant.rao.372015-05-22

I also

raja.f.ajaz made it! (author)2015-03-06

Raja Fazail Ejaz

ahmad006 (author)2014-04-05


can you help me please? What oil you use for this?

is it important what kind of oil do we use?

what other oils can i use for that?

bfriendz2001 (author)2013-02-28

Hello, I love these little collectibles. I would like to know if you know what the best preservation oil and magnification oil to use when doing this is? Ive also seen where they color the oil. Do you know what to use to color the oil? I would love to hear back if you or anyone reading this knows. Thanks.

SlickSqueegie (author)2012-01-02

Glass tube! look up sciece experiment glass tube. It easily melts closed and easily breaks clean for length. use a small propane torch. There you have it.

ac1D (author)2010-09-13

Now I wish I could find a container like your!
I looked around, and all I can find is too big for the rice :(

darklord_avalon (author)ac1D2011-12-17

If you can find one, use a dead glass fuse
one of those, dunno if thats the exact type but my dad used to have alot of them when I was a kid and whenever he would toss one out I would find it and mess with it, didn't know what it was then but you can get them to come apart, they are neat, and really small. so hey.

zinnatty (author)ac1D2011-03-16

use one of that minijars that they're used for perfume samples

acoulter (author)2011-04-01

It might be easier to stick the piece of rice to a bit of putty or poster tack, i find its more reliable and less damaging to the rice

amis_gh (author)2011-02-26

Awesome... I want to try it!

zinnatty (author)2010-12-30

it's easier whit a toothpick :]

scoochmaroo (author)2010-09-13

This is great. I was really hoping you would share some awesome secret about how to write your name on a piece of rice that would make it dead simple, but no, I see it requires patience and skill. Ah well. Good job!

Kryptonite (author)scoochmaroo2010-11-13

I was amazed at how there's no "big secret"!

RhodesA6 (author)2010-09-13

Hello I was wondering were you got the containers from? was it a website? Thanks

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