Have you ever used colored pasta when teaching your kids?
Dying pasta is very easy and it uses supplies you likely have on hand.
You can use this to create pasta crafts for kids, but also for learning. Pasta is a great manipulates for sorting, counting, developing patterns and more!
Kids also love to create art and other projects using colored pasta.
Let me show you how easy it is to make this. (While you’re here check out all of our activities for kids!)
- 2 c dry pasta shape (we used rigatoni, penne, elbow, wagon wheel and wide egg noodle)
- 3 t rubbing alcohol
- 2 t food color
- ziplock bag
- bowl and whisk, for mixing
- cookie sheet and parchment paper, for drying pasta
Gather up your supplies.
You will need to repeat the first four ingredients for every pasta shape and color you want.
Add 2 c of pasta to a ziplock bag.
In a bowl mix the alcohol and food coloring with a whisk.
Dump the mixture into the bag and seal it.
Swish it around until the pasta is evenly coated.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Dump the pasta out and let it dry on the cookie sheet.
Look at all of the colors you can make.
This is a great opportunity for your kids to help with measuring, following directions and mixing colors to make new colors.
So many projects and activities for kids await!
Over the next few weeks I will share with you tutorials and ways to use this pasta in learning.
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