Coloured Pasta Jewellery

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How to Play

We have selected 2 different ways of colouring pasta either by using paint or food colouring.

The children can have fun getting messy painting each piece of pasta or the pasta can be dyed a few hours in advance with food colouring and white vinegar. With the latter, the dye from the food colouring doesn’t come off.

To Paint

  1. Roughly measure out how much string you will need by loosely wrapping around neck or wrist and then cut the string so you have a piece of string long enough to make a necklace or bracelet.
  2. Next start threading uncooked pasta onto the string and be careful as you have not tied the bottom yet so make sure they do not fall off. Thread until you have enough pieces of pasta to cover the string or however many you wish to be on the necklace.
  3. Then take the pieces of pasta you are using off the string and put them on paper towels (any material that you do not mind getting messy) and pour out the paints you want to use into your pots.
  4. Using paintbrushes paint on the colours you would like onto your pieces of pasta and put them back on the paper towels to allow them to dry. If it is easier you can always dip the pieces of pasta into the paints and then allow them to dry, however this is messier then using a paintbrush.
  5. If you wish to decorate with glitter sprinkle this on while the paint is still wet.

 

To use food Colouring. Make in advance

Use a different bowl for each food colour.

Put 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in the bowls and add your chosen food colours.

Add the pasta mix until coated in the colour

Drain off excess liquid then tip out onto kitchen roll and leave to dry.

If you wish to make them sparkle, sprinkle glitter on whilst still wet.

Now follow the above instructions 1 and 2 then tie ends together.

After the pieces of pasta have dried get the string and thread on your pasta in which ever pattern you would like and then put round your child’s neck and tie both ends of the string together to create a necklace

 

Photo credit: Painted Pasta (c)PinkStripeySocks

 

 

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