I found this Dyed Pasta Necklace craft in my August issue of Family Fun Magazine. Julia and I enjoyed making these beads then stringing them into “so beautiful necklaces”, direct quote 🙂
I loved how I could also use this craft to go over numbers and counting, as well as teach how mixing two colors together make another color.
For each color, mix about 2 teaspoons of vinegar with 10 to 12 drops of food coloring in a container.
Add 1/2 cup of dried pasta to each container. Place lid on.
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 on towel. After about 15 minutes, turn the pasta pieces over. Let them dry completely. (For us, it took about 30 minutes.)
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.