Kool-aid Dyed Pasta

October 18, 2019
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There are so many ways to use dyed noodles in kids activities.
They are great for arts and crafts, early math concepts, and for fabulous sensory play.  Today, we experimented to see if we could color pasta noodles using Kool-aid, and the results were just too fun!  Read on for the easy tutorial.
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The kool-aid colored the noodles vibrantly and made my entire house smell amazing!  Are you ready to make scented spaghetti?

How to Dye Pasta Noodles Using Kool-aid

Materials
Method
  • Begin by adding roughly 2 cups of uncooked pasta to a zip-seal bag, using one bag for each variety/color of pasta that you are making.
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  • Momentarily set these to the side.

Making Kool-aid Dye

  • Then, pour the Kool-aid mixture into one of the prepared bags of pasta.
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  • Repeat this process for each Kool-aid color that you are using.  Seal the bags tightly.
  • Then, pass them off to kids and have them mix and shake them until the noodles are fully saturated in color.
  • Once saturated open the bags and leave the noodles to dry right there inside of the bags.
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  • After roughly 4-6 hours the noodles will be ready for play!
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Kool-aid Spaghetti Play

Once dry pour the noodles into a sensory bin or container.  Add kitchen gadgets and play tools.  Then, set the littles loose to explore! 

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As Rosie and Jewel played they reviewed early math concepts and sorted the noodles by color.
  • Once sorted Rosie and Jewel counted how many noodles were in each cup.  Then, I gave them tubes from our recycling. 
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  • They loved counting to see how many noodles they could fit into the tubes, and of course it became a contest.
They played and played, eventually opening up a pretend restaurant.  They had SO MUCH fun with the colorful noodles, and the whole room smelled fabulous as they played!
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Extend the Fun

MORE KOOL-AID PLAY

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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!