I never knew how easy it is to dye pasta. Here’s how you do it:
- Put pasta into a ziplock bag
- Add 4ish drops of food coloring to bag
- Add 1 tbs rubbing alcohol to bag
- Shake bag
- Pour colored pasta onto paper towel lined tray, let dry
That’s it. Really. We dyed a noodle that we could “bead.” I never did beading projects with Nic, and discovered when he was three-and-a-half that his fine motor skills weren’t up to beading. Because of this, I wanted to at least expose Z (two-and-a-half) to beading so he could get some practice.
This afternoon, we took our dried dyed pasta, some old shoe laces and found a sunny spot to lace up our creations. Nic definitely has beading mastered.
To my surprise Z got the hang of it quickly. He made one necklace and then ended up making a “pet snake.”