Unless you are THIS tall don’t try this at home.

Pasta Dyeing


For a lot of crafts, especially making pasta jewelry dyeing plain pasta is a great way to make it more exciting , and prettier. Also let’s face it if our kids are going to make us a necklace and expect us to wear it, we may as well choose the colors!

This is an adults only activity- the one time I did it with kids many many years ago, I had some very angry parents , their kid’s faces and clothes were red, purple and yellow for days. Live and learn!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some water, white vinegar , food coloring , some bowls, pasta and paper towel.
  2. Put a little water ( I put about 2 table spoons) in your bowls and some food coloring in it. Add about a tablespoon of vinegar .
  3. Add Pasta- you just want to coat it, don’t let it soak long enough to get at all soft.
  4. Transfer the pasta to paper towel , mine is 4 layers deep. Stir them a bit on the paper so they don’t dry stuck to the paper towel. Let dry for 24 hours before using it for a craft. Also I like to test it for colorfastness before making anything, just in case .
  5. Oh and you might want to wear gloves, even after 10 years of doing thins I forget, and look! This is after 4 hand washings!

*** The same process can be used for rice too!


Stay tuned we will be making Valentine’s Necklaces with the Pasta tomorrow!
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2 Comments

  1. lizapest says

    The method we use at my child care is a bit less messy.
    1. put the pasta/rice in a zip lock bag
    2. put a teaspoon or so of food colour & Vinager
    3. zip bag shut
    4. shake until colour is all throughout pasta/rice
    5. slowly spread over papertowel to dry (doesn't take that long to dry because there isn't as much liquid involved_

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