Remember when you were little and you made pasta necklaces and other art for your parents on various holidays? So far, none of my kids have done this so I decided to come up with a fun craft for them to do without spending a whole lot of money and without making a huge mess. Now, the process of dyeing them is messy but for everything the kids did, easy peasy clean up.
In order to color the pasta, you need some noodles, some vinegar, and food dye. A lot of other “recipes” used rubbing alcohol but white vinegar is easy to work with and went a lot faster than the rubbing alcohol. At least in my experience. Once the pasta is dyed, get some yarn and start stringing your necklace! I taped the end so it would be easier to thread and to keep the noodles from falling off, I tied one to the end of my yarn.
Once the necklace is done, tie a knot and you’re ready to show off your latest fashion accessory! Some of the noodles stuck together but that made for a neat design element to the necklaces. Blueberry was in heaven. She loves jewelry.
Dyed Rainbow Pasta
- 3 boxes of pasta
- 5 plastic baggies
- white vinegar
- 5 different food dyes
- Divide the pasta evenly between the 5 plastic baggies and add a hefty dollop of food coloring.
- Mix in a few tablespoons of vinegar and massage the bag to distribute the color evenly. Repeat for each color.
- Dry the pasta: you can lay them out flat and wait overnight OR cook them off at 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes (this method will make your kitchen smell like vinegar so be warned)
- Store in an airtight container until ready for crafting.
- Using yarn, string up bracelets, necklaces, and more!
Have you ever done pasta crafts? I would love to see what you do!