Dyed Pasta

Dye your own pasta as an art material.

Clear out your food cupboard of end of packet, out of date pasta (or rice) and give it a colourful new purpose.

Use this for collage pictures, decorating play dough modelling, imaginative play…

So simple, using 3 ingredients:
Dried pasta (or rice)
Food colouring (we use Wilton Food Gels – they’re so bright and intense AND last for ages)
1 teaspoon clear vinegar

Plastic tubs with lids

What to do:

Put a handful of two of pasta into a plastic tub.

Add a dollop of food colouring (about the size of a pea).

Add the vinegar.

Put the lid on the tub and shake, shake, shake till the colour is evenly distributed.

Spread the pasta onto a parchment lined baking tray.

Leave somewhere warm to dry out, or place in a low oven for 15 minutes.

Repeat with different pasta shapes and different colours.

Dyed Pasta Pictures

What you need:
Different coloured dyed pasta
PVA glue
Pot and paintbrush
Paper or card

Have lots of messy, gluey fun and make some pictures.

art / collage