Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dyed Noodles

***Today is 10-11-12!  Celebrate!***

Remember making things out of dyed noodles when you were little?

I thought Katie needed some to play with while in her funpod.  

I used vinegar and food coloring.  Don't they look lovely all lined up?  I turned them over every hour or so for, I don't know, 12 hours-ish.

This is a good bag- some vinegar (I didn't measure, just sloshed some in) and some food coloring.  You mix it all up FIRST, and then put in the noodles.  

This is the first bag I did.  I put the noodles in first, and then mixing the vinegar and food coloring together got all bubbly, and it just never was as good.  

Then I put them all on a towel to dry overnight-it took another 12 hours for them to dry.  

Katie does enjoy spooning them into other containers, stirring them up, and taking them off of a shoelace.   

A different kind of noodle would be better, then she could string them herself, but the penne shape is too difficult.  

I think someday it will be fun to sort them into a muffin tin by color.  

We play with these at least once a week!  


Susan said...

Love it! Also really love Katie in a bandanna. Does she request one when you wear one?

Melanie said...

I had the same question as Susan. :) And we have that same cute cheerleader outfit. Fun activity, and cute demonstrator!

betsyann said...

I wear one every day! Pretty much only if I'm going to town is my hair down. She does occasionally go over to the drawer and "uh, uh?" to request one.

Sara K said...

This looks like a super fun idea. Thanks for the fun activity.

The Tidwells said...

My older sister once beaded a "native american" costume for a school play with colored noodles. Years later, we dug it out the basement, and all that remained was the fabric and the remains of the dye, the noodles had apparently been winter food for some hungry critters :)

Gracie said...

Very cute idea! I like it a lot! Thanks for sharing! I bet my kidos would have fun making those.