Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pasta beads

We've been learning a lot about patterns during Damien's school time so I decided pasta beads would be a fun scientific experiment. Damien not only learned about color patterns but he also learned that dying does not just mean death but it also means coloring.

This was an easy craft and it was fun to watch the pasta absorb the food coloring. Damien also liked making up different patterns for everyone's necklaces.

Pasta Beads:
-any kind of pasta
-water tight containers
-rubbing alcohol
-food coloring

Place a small amount of alcohol in the bottom of the container until covered. Drop in a few drops of food coloring of your choice. Fill containers half full of pasta. Put on the water tight lid.

Gently roll the container until all of the noodles are fully cover. Repeat at least six times throughout the day. I would rotate them every time I passed them.

Once dyed, drain and lay flat to dry. I dried mine in pie tins with paper towels overnight.

Once dry, the skies the limit. :-)

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