Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Coloured Pasta and Rice

Today we got into colouring pasta and rice.  Lucas loved the end result - especially since it's been really cold outside lately and he hasn't been playing in his sandpit.  A bit of indoor digging was just what he liked! :)

I'm going to take the pasta and rice to Playgroup.  The kids will make coloured pasta necklaces and i'll create a sensory bin with the rice - look out for these posts soon!

What you will need:

Rice - I used long grain
Tube pasta - I used three different shaped tube pastas, small, medium and large
Food Colouring
Clip Seal Bag

What you will need to do:

To make the coloured rice I used 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of rice.  To make the coloured pasta I used 1 teaspoon of vinegar to 3/4 cup of pasta.

Add your vinegar to the clip seal bag and enough food colouring to get the desired colour.
Add your rice or pasta to the bag and seal.  Combine the contents until all the rice/pasta is coated in the vinegar/food colouring mixture.

Leave the rice/pasta in the clip seal bags for 10 minutes.

Open the bags and place the contents on flat baking trays lined with baking paper.  I let the rice/pasta to dry overnight.

Once dried store in an airtight container for use over and over again!  The end result: 

Coloured pasta tubes

Coloured rice

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