Making a Preschool necklace craft is just one of those kids activities every child should do. Here is how to color pasta to make pasta necklaces.
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How to Color Pasta for Crafts
Coloring pasta is super easy to do when you know how. Then you can use your colorful pasta for tons of crafts from pasta necklaces to pasta artwork, and more.
You will want cheap rigatoni pasta. (The bigger the noodle the easier it is to string.) You’ll also want to make sure you have rubbing alcohol, food coloring, plastic bags, and paper towels.
Mix 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and several drops of food coloring in a bag. Add pasta, seal, and place on cookie sheet (just in case the bag leaks!) You will need to let the pasta soak up the color – it is going to take about 24 hours with you turning it over several times during that process.
Drain the pasta and place on several paper towels to finish drying. Give it an hour to make sure they are fully dry and you are ready to dye. Aren’t the colors stunning! The deep colors are from letting the color fully absorb in the pasta! Make sure to mix food coloring to get some varied and beautiful colors.
Pasta Necklace Craft
Using yarn have your kids string the past. Tie the string or yard together. If you are making bracelets I suggest using putting them on a pipe cleaner because it can be adjusted better for size. If not the bracelets fall off, land on the floor, and the past gets cracked or chipped =-(
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Here is Minnie (4) with her finished necklace! We had so much fun. Even 2 year old Tinker Bell LOVED this project (with a little help). This is fun for them to wear for themselves or as a gift to Grandma, Mom or preschool friends.