22.6.11

COLOURED PASTA MADE EASY


When Bear came home from kinder last week with a gorgeous pasta jewellery creation and some annoying bickering ensued (because Frog wanted one too!) we decided that we'd make some more at home.

This time I thought I'd attempt a different way to dye the pasta and it was soooooo easy and the colors were much more vibrant than my previous attempts. So easy in fact that this could be a more regular activity.

EASY PASTA DYING METHOD:
1. Place uncooked pasta into a snaplock bag.
2. Put a few squirts of hand sanitiser into the bag.
3. Put a few drops of food dye into the bag.
4. Zip up bag and shake until colouring has mixed. (only a few seconds)
5. Empty bag onto paper towel or newspaper and dry in the sun.
(or on heater or just on bench)

N.B. Must put sanitiser in first, before food dye, or the color does not distribute evenly.

For making jewellery you will obviously need pasta with holes. We have had lots of fun with different shaped pasta such as dinosaurs, teddy bears, alphabet and farm animals which can all found at the supermarket.

This method works even better when coloring rice as it drys within minutes. Lots of fun can be had with colored rice as you can see here.

For more children's craft activity ideas you might like to have a look at my Kids Craft Page.




21 comments:

Sonia said...

How fantastic!
I'm soooo doing this one with my kids!!

Mama of 2 boys said...

That is so totally cool... I almost can't believe it is THAT easy! Wow, what a great one for us to try... I'm sure my big boy would be all for making pasta jewellery :o)
Thanks for the idea xo

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Emma, you always make the best things! Thanks for sharing, I am so making it soon, my girls will love it!

Diminishing Lucy said...

Amazingly simple! My youngest (Lexie, 4) came home with a collage of coloured pasta and I wondered how kindy had created the pasta like that! I am SO doing this - thank you so much!

ZippyZippy said...

Great idea Emma, just in time for the holidays too. Thanks for sharing

Tania said...

Guess what I'm off to do? RIGHT NOW!

Sannah said...

that looks fantastic!! can we do that at playgroup??

Catherine said...

I love coloured pasta activities and the colours look great Emma. I know my youngest will love this. I think we might do this over the holidays. xo

Car said...

What a fantasic idea!!! We might try this tomorrow :)

Mama Pea Pod said...

Ooh putting this on our summer bucket list right now!

Anonymous said...

that looks
http://podelkino.com/2010/12/12/novogodnie-igrushki-s-detmi/

Zoie @ TouchstoneZ said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing. I've done the same using white vinegar in place of hand sanitizer. I'll try this as well

Lil' Scholars University said...

So vibrant!!! Can't wait to try this!! TY!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you can do this with Liquid Watercolor?

CC said...

Awesome! We made some colored pasta today. The colours are so bright! Amazing. Hand sanitiser. Who knew? Will try the rainbow rice at some stage, too.

sascedar said...

well that's heaps of fun! cool idea, thanks!

bigwords is... said...

Oh I love this so would my girls - such an easy idea! Nice to meet your blog x

MultipleMum said...

You always make it look and sound so easy! I would have food colouring from one end of the house to the other (not to mention all over the kids!). BUT I am always up for a laugh. Maybe I should take it with us on our camping trip these holidays? THAT could be fun! Thanks for Rewinding x

Amy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this Emma! We have had the same things happen here with Caden bringing one home from kindy and Mahli wanting one. He then made her one the next day. I will certainly be trying this soon. xx

Eileen Harrington said...

Will be making this with my granddaughter this week. Looks like fun.

Anonymous said...

Just did this for a craft at my daughters birthday! Thank you for the super fast and easy way!!

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