December 6, 2019

How to dye Pasta at home for Crafts!

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Pasta is an inexpensive and fun way to get your kids into craft….and who knew it would be so easy to dye it to make all sorts of vibrant colours! A few household inregients and you are on your way to so many pretty crafts! We made necklaces & decorated photo frames with our pasta, but the possibilites are endless!

You will need:

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Dried Pasta – we used rigatoni as it’s wonderful for threading for necklaces

Food colouring &

(drumroll please)…Hand sanitizer (rubbing alcohol)!!!

You will also need:

Plastic zip lock bags

A tray

Baking paper

*Please note that children will need to be supervised at all times with the rubbing alcohol, it is NOT to be ingested.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Place your dried pasta in zip lock bags (one for each different colour).

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Put 1-2 squirts of hand sanitiser/rubbing alcohol in each bag.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Then add approximately 10 – 15 drops of food dye (this will depend on how much pasta you have in each bag & how vibrant you want to make it).

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Close up your bags and gently ‘massage’ the pasta so as to spread the colouring evenly all over.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Line a tray with baking paper. Empty the bags of pasta onto the paper. Allow to dry. If you need it sooner rather than later, you can put the tray in the oven on ‘defrost’ mode for a little while until dry.

And that’s it, you are done! Now for some Pasta Craft Ideas!

If you want to make your own ‘Cardboard Photo Frame’

You will need:

Cardboard

Scissors

Kids Craft Glue

Photo

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Cut two pieces of cardboard to the same size (big enough to surround your size of photo).

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Trace the outline of your photo onto one of the pieces of card and cut out.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Add glue around the border of the un-cut piece of card

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Glue on your photo, then glue the cut out piece of card over the top.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Then let the little cherubs decorate until their hearts content!

To make Pasta Necklaces, all you need is a piece of wool/string & the pasta.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Tie your first piece of pasta on so the rest do not slip off.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts How to dye pasta at home for crafts How to dye pasta at home for crafts How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Then just thread as many pasta pieces on as you need to complete your necklace.

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

Tie off at the end and you are done : )

How to dye pasta at home for crafts

My beautiful boy wanted to wrap the necklace & give it to me as a gift! Nawww! He told me to “Forget we had made the necklaces until I opened my present” Lol. Bless his little cotton socks : )

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7 thoughts on “How to dye Pasta at home for Crafts!

  1. I’ve done this before, but used vodka as the alcohol source. Glad I have an alternate now, and can save the good stuff for Mommy!

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