Make Your Own Dyed Pasta
Turning pasta into a variety of colors is fun and simple, but a bit stinky! When dried, the noodles can be used in art projects, sensory bins, or for counting and sorting. Store them in airtight containers to keep for another day.
-Various dry pasta
-white vinegar (apple cider vinegar works in a pinch)
-small bowl (one for each color of your choosing)
-spoon (slotted spoon is helpful)
-place to dry the pasta when finished
Smaller pasta dried quicker than larger pasta, which needed to be flipped to continue drying.
Blue and green coloring created the same greenish pasta even though the liquid was very different in color. The pasta did not absorb the purple coloring very well and looks greyish in the end. Blue added to the apple cider vinegar creates green pasta.
Choose a larger pasta noodle (like rigatoni) for toddlers to thread onto string or yarn. Use a piece of straw, slightly larger than the noodle, taped to a string to make it easier to add the pasta on the string.