Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pinterest-Inspired Projects - Rainbow Pasta for Crafting

Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?

That's what I thought.

I am trying my hand at finding easy projects on Pinterest that I can share with everyone.  I found this tutorial for rainbow pasta before St. Patrick's Day and wanted to make some for Bean to use for crafting.

The "recipe" is very similar to the way I made rainbow rice for her sensory bin.  This is very easy to do.

You grab the following items:

  • Small shaped pasta - we used small bow tie pasta but you could use macaroni or twists or whatever you find.  
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • food coloring - some people say gel food coloring is better but I didn't have any so regular works fine, too.
  • Ziploc or storage bags

  • Put a handful of the dry pasta into your storage bag.
  • Squeeze a few drops of food coloring.
  • Pour in a few drops of alcohol.  I did use more for the pasta than I normally do for the rainbow rice but if you use no more than a teaspoon, you're fine.
  • Mix the items around in the storage bag until all of the pasta is coated.
  • Pour the pasta out on paper towels to dry.

Bean made a rainbow picture with her pasta.

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