Glowing Rainbow Noodles

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Play with the rainbow like never before and make glowing rainbow sensory noodles!

Making rainbow spaghetti is really easy, and there are so many fun ways for kids to use it in play!  Today, we wanted to see if we could dye rainbow noodles that would glow-in-the-dark
Make glowing rainbow noodles for kids using this easy recipe tutorial!  Dyed noodles are great for arts, crafts, and sensory play activities. #glowingsensorybin #glowingrainbownoodles #rainbowdyednoodles #rainbownoodles #rainbowspaghetti #sensoryactivities #sensorybins #coloredpasta #howtodyenoodles #growingajeweledrose
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Pasta noodles make a great sensory material for kids.  Playing in noodles has therapeutic properties, helping to calm anxious or upset kids.  They are also just plain fun!  Read on to see how you can make glowing pasta noodles and use them in play and learning activities.

Glowing Rainbow Noodles

Materials
Method
  • Begin by cooking the pasta noodles as you normally would.  You can use any noodle variety for this.  Today, we used spaghetti.
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  • Once cooked strain the noodles and rinse them under cold water until cool.
  • Then, divide them into zip-seal bags, using one bag for each color of pasta that you wish to make.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of neon paint to each bag, using more or less paint as desired.
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  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of water.  This just helps to coat the noodles in color while allowing you to use less paint.
  • Seal the bags, and then give them to kids to mix, shake, and knead.
  • Continue to mix the ingredients inside of the bags until all of the noodles are fully saturated in color.
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  • Then, open the bags and allow the noodles to dry for 15-20 minutes.

Glowing Spaghetti Noodles Play

  • Pour your glowing pasta noodles into a large bin or container, and play can begin!
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  • My girls were in awe over the glowing noodles and played with them for quite some time before we needed to add any other elements to our play bin.
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Extend the Fun
  • Add toys, treasure, alphabet letters, cups, bowls, glow sticks and more!
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  • Have kids sort the noodles by color.
  • Paint with glowing spaghetti noodles!
Make glowing rainbow noodles for kids using this easy recipe tutorial!  Dyed noodles are great for arts, crafts, and sensory play activities. #glowingsensorybin #glowingrainbownoodles #rainbowdyednoodles #rainbownoodles #rainbowspaghetti #sensoryactivities #sensorybins #coloredpasta #howtodyenoodles #growingajeweledrose
  • Open up a pretend noodle restaurant.
  • Give kids scissors so that they can practice their scissor skills.
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Tips & Resources:
  • Store your glowing spaghetti in an air-tight container in the fridge, and it can be used for up to one week.
  • For the best effect you will want to use a blacklight for this activity.  You can use a blacklight fixture as well as these super cool uv-flashlights.  We like to use both.
  • The blacklight fixture that we use in our activities can be purchased on Amazon here.
  • The neon paint that we used can be found on Amazon here.
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Make glowing rainbow noodles for kids using this easy recipe tutorial!  Dyed noodles are great for arts, crafts, and sensory play activities. #glowingsensorybin #glowingrainbownoodles #rainbowdyednoodles #rainbownoodles #rainbowspaghetti #sensoryactivities #sensorybins #coloredpasta #howtodyenoodles #growingajeweledrose
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