Summertime Entertainment – Crafts!
I am revisiting a post I originally wrote for Happy to be at Home. School is out here and it’s time for summer entertainment. This week has definitely been an adjustment for us – me getting used to less time where I can get things done without interruption and Logan getting used to a different routine. We’re only a week in and I can tell that Logan isn’t at his peak behavior because he’s bored. With swim lessons and summer camp scheduled on our calendar throughout the next two months we are in for some fun, but we’re going to need some activities to do at home too. This pasta craft is one that we had fun with before and should bring back again.
This dyed pasta is great for all sorts of different toddler and preschool activities – color sorting, necklace and bracelet making, gluing onto paper for brightly colored pasta art, shape sorting, etc. We did a couple different activities with the pasta for the better part of an hour once it was done drying. His favorites were making the necklace and writing family member’s names with glue and putting pasta on them. We had such a fun afternoon together!
Dyed Pasta For Crafts
via Tutus and Turtles
- food coloring
- dried pasta (any kind)
- rubbing alcohol
- Ziploc bags
Place pasta in Ziploc bag. Double bag or place in a Tupperware bowl in case of leaks. Completely cover the noodles with rubbing alcohol. Mix in food coloring. Let the noodles sit to absorb color. The longer they sit, the deeper the color – overnight is ideal. Once desired color is reached, drain liquid (do not rinse) and dry noodles on cookie sheets. Be creative and have fun!