We made some rainbow pasta to use in school this week. It is very easy to do and was fun to watch what happens. In a ziploc bag you add about a 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and then several drops of food coloring, shake to mix. Then add your dry pasta and seal the bag. Gently shake the bags up (be careful because pasta can puncture the bag). Let them sit, flipping the bags about every half hour or so until the color absorbs to your taste. Then drain out the colored alcohol and lay pasta out to dry over night. The next day you have a nice colorful pasta treat to play with.
This makes for a great sensory bin, pattern pieces, measuring play, estimation & math skills, art fun and more. We will be using it all week and finishing up with some art towards the end of the week. Holly is loving it!