I wish I learned years ago how easy it was to dye pasta. My kids have always loved making jewelry and this is a really easy way to make beans. It’s also fun to use for other crafts too.
Here’s how to dye pasta:
You Need: a box of un-cooked pasta, food coloring, rubbing alcohol and a large zip lock bag.
What to do: dump the box of uncooked pasta into the zip lock. Add 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and drops of food coloring. Add more or less food coloring depending on how dark of a color you want the pasta. Seal the bag and shake it to coat the pasta in the color. Dump the pasta onto a cookie sheet or tray and let it dry.
Now you are ready to make pasta jewelry and other crafts. You can also use colored pasta to practice learning colors, for sensory bins, etc. Have fun with your colorful pasta!