Thursday, May 10, 2012
Threading it on a ribbon, pipe cleaners and yarn.
Variations: Say a color and have your preschooler thread it
Preschooler makes his own pattern
Makes a Great Mother's Day present
How to color your macaroni:
* Pick a noodle to color ~ Rigatoni works great for necklaces
* Rubbing alcohol ~ you'll need 1/4 cup for every cup or two of noodles
* Large Ziploc Bag
* Food Coloring
Put the alcohol and food coloring in the large Ziploc. Swish the color around until it's thoroughly mixed. Add your noodles and mix again. Really get your noodles moving to get them completely covered. Let them sit in the Ziploc bag and flip every 30 minutes. The longer is sits in the bag, the deeper the color of your noodles. When they are the color you desire, pour out the alcohol and lay your noodles on a covered surface to dry. I let them dry overnight. Now you have your colored macaroni for any crafts or necklaces.
*Tie the clothesline up outside or between two chairs and have your preschooler practice hanging up the clothes.
*You say a color and have your preschooler hang up that color
* Your preschooler can actually wash the clothes and hang them up to dry. Mine loves to play in soapy water. A water table would nice alternative
Here is the pattern Colored Felt Clothes to make your own