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Dyed Pasta Beading

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 

Noodles dyed with food coloring.

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.

Dyed Pasta Necklace

To my surprise Z got the hang of it quickly. He made one necklace and then ended up making a “pet snake.”

Dyed Pasta SnakeA hug for his first beading project.

Reader Comments (2)

I love this!!!!!

February 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Hachmyer

Awww! Z Loves his pet snake!
Nic did a great job on his necklace! Nana wants one!

March 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNana

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