So last week I showed you my Valentine’s Sensory Bin… did I mention I dyed the red pasta myself? I think I did!
The steps are as easy as the ingredients. Put the pasta in the bag. Nearly cover with rubbing alcohol. Squeeze in many drops of desired food coloring. I’m certain I used at least a dozen drops, maybe more. The liquid needs to be pretty dark to make sure the pasta colors richly. But it’s not a science – the lighter the liquid the paler your pasta will be, so just adjust accordingly!
Let sit for a good while – say 30-60 minutes. Dump out fluid, then spread pasta to dry on newspaper sheets.
Use for sensory bins, sorting games, necklace stringing and more! I think older toddlers would be good at measuring pasta, squishing the bag around, or sorting out shape afterwards, so it’s definitely something you could do together.
How do you use dry pasta for kids’ projects?