What You Need:
Heavy white paper
Green food coloring
Paper towels or pie tins
What to Do:
1. Prepare the rice a day ahead of time. Place the rice in a small amount of water that has had green food coloring added to it. Let it soak until the rice has reached the desired shade of green. You can get a variety of shades of greens by letting the rice soak for shorter or longer periods of time.
2. Drain off the water and let the rice dry on paper towels or in pie tins overnight.
3. Trace and cut out shamrock shapes.
4. Brush diluted glue on the shamrocks and sprinkle the green rice over the glue.
A drop or two of alcohol in a few drops of food coloring will color darkly any kind of pasta. It dries quicker without the water.