This is a super fun, super easy DIY. My kids love it. (So do I!)
We keep jars of colored pasta on hand at home for when crafty inspiration strikes. The boys use it to make necklaces and pictures.
The process is so easy.
What you need:
- Dry pasta – any shape or size. Tubes are good for making jewelry.
- Rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
- Food coloring.
- Paper towels
- Cookie sheets.
- Ziplock bags.
All you need to do is add some dry pasta to a ziplock bag along with a few squirts or splashes of either rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer and several drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and agitate enough to get color on all the pasta. You can blend colors, add more or less for deeper or lighter color.
Next, tip the pasta out on cookie sheets covered in paper towels and allow to dry.
That’s it, you’re done. Ready for crafting fun.
This process also works great for dry, white rice. I did a bunch of colors in rice and kept it in a sealed tub when my boys were younger, it was great for sensory play (for kids and adults, alike!)