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.

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.

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  1. says

    That is so totally cool… I almost can&#39;t believe it is THAT easy! Wow, what a great one for us to try… I&#39;m sure my big boy would be all for making pasta jewellery :o)<br />Thanks for the idea xo

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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

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