Hi! This is Angela. We're starting a new kind of post on this blog. We will periodically write all about activities, projects, learning games etc. we have found on Pinterest (our favorite resource!). We'll have our little ones test them out so you won't have to! Then we'll rate the activity and how well it worked with our kids. And we'll give suggestions for improvement and whether it would work better or worse with kids of different ages. Your comments are appreciated!
Dying Rice and Pasta
I found this activity here: http://thebakerbee.com/2011/09/28/crafts-for-toddlers-rice-noodles/
rice or pasta
parchment paper or foil (I used foil- it worked well)
a large bowl (preferably one that will not get stained)
spoon for stirring
put a couple tsps of rubbing alcohol and 6-10 drops of food coloring into a bowl
add 2 cups of rice or pasta of your choice and stir until it is fully coated
set it out to dry on a piece of foil for an hour or two
Use it to do art projects, beading, sorting, or in sensory bins like my kids did here.
They seriously loved it!! They spent at least 30 min digging out little pompoms and beads and burying plastic dinosaurs and cars. After lunch they asked to play again for another half hour! It was huge a success!
I give this project a big 10 out of 10!
It is so versatile that it can work for kids of all ages. The possibilities are endless!
If you've had success dying your own pasta and rice please comment and tell us how your kids played with them.
Little Pintesters. . .signing out.