Pasta Necklaces

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Dried pasta soaks up food coloring remarkably well. The finished “beads” are easy for little hands to string into necklaces or bracelets.

Materials:
    • dried pasta
    • 2 teaspoons of vinegar
    • 10 to 12 drops of food coloring
    • ziplock bag
    • yarn and twist tie
    • paper towels
Instructions:
For each color, mix about 2 teaspoons of vinegar with 10 to 12 drops of food coloring (we used both regular and neon colors) in a ziplock bag.
  • Add 1/2 cup of dried pasta (we used ziti and rigatoni) to each bag and shake it to cover the pasta with dye. Leave the pasta in the dye for about 5 minutes, shaking it occasionally.
  • Next, spoon the pasta out of the bag, placing it on paper towels. After about 15 minutes, turn the pasta pieces over. Let them dry completely.
  • Tie one pasta piece to the end of a length of yarn to act as a stopper. For a simple needle, fold a twist tie around the other end of the yarn and twist its ends to secure

Pretty Pasta Step 1

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