Glowing Rainbow Pasta Play

This week we are getting caught up on sharing some of the FUN glowing activities we have explored recently.  This next activity is a lot like the glowing rainbow pasta we made for arts, crafts, and sensory play except this version is cooked.


Glowing Rainbow Pasta Play

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This glowing pasta makes for some fabulous sensory play!  Rosie had a blast!  You can make your pasta glow in the dark and/or under UV light.  We made some of both to give us a RAINBOW of colors.

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First cook pasta as you normally would.  For activities like this I buy one large bag of spaghetti noodles from Dollar Tree and that is always more than enough for me to prepare dinner for the family and have plenty extra for PLAY.  Once the pasta is cooked drain and run under cold water.  Then coat in oil to prevent sticking.  Divide the pasta into bowls, one bowl for each color of pasta you want to make.  Then add a dollop of paint to each bowl and mix well.  If using glow in the dark paint be sure to charge it by a light source.  If using fluorescent paint you will also need a blacklight.

Allow to dry for roughly 20 minutes and then it is time to PLAY!

Glow in the Dark Rainbow Pasta for FABULOUS sensory play


I presented the pasta to Rosie like this 

Glow in the dark rainbow pasta for fabulous sensory play

but it was not long before she had all the beautiful glowing colors good and mixed

Make your own glow in the dark RAINBOW pasta for fabulous sensory play.  So FUN!


She had a blast playing and exploring in the colorful noodles

Make your own glow in the dark RAINBOW pasta for fabulous sensory play.  So FUN!


Make your own glow in the dark RAINBOW pasta for fabulous sensory play.  So FUN!


Pasta sensory play always makes her GIGGLE

Make your own glow in the dark RAINBOW pasta for fabulous sensory play.  So FUN!

She played for quite a while.  We eventually added pie pans and other kitchen gadgets so that Rosie could make pasta pies.  Once playtime was over I popped our pasta in the fridge for a few more activities before we toss it.  Stay tuned!

Glowing Pasta Sensory Play
SUPER FUN
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