17 August 2011

pretty pasta*

We've mastered coloured rice, so I thought we'd try coloured pasta. This is great for play and also threading. We used macaroni but penne would be even better for little fingers.

All you need is:

* pasta
* antibacterial handwash - make sure it has alcohol in it
* food colouring
* ziplock bags

Pour some pasta in to a ziplock bag, squirt in some hand wash then add a few drops of food colouring. Add lots of you want strong, bright colours!
Squish the pasta, hand wash and colouring around to coat the pasta.
Tip the coloured pasta in to a paper towl lined bowl or container and leave to dry. It shouldn't take too long, maybe 15 minutes?

Enjoy the fun!


Michelle said...

That is so cool, those little tubes would make cool beads for a bracelet or something :)

Blythe said...

Yep, that's exactly what she did with them!