I know. Horrible title. But that is what this post is about 😉 Zach’s school does the best projects. I love it there. So does he 🙂 Anyway, a cool thing they do are those noodle-bracelet-things…you know what I mean? Well I wanted to make a supply to have at home for anytime use and also I thought it would be a fun little project for Zach and I. While G is napping we try to do a little activity together alone. SO fun. Anyway, this is how you make the pasta “beads”
- Get WHITE pasta- LESSON LEARNED-I used yellow-y looking ones and it affected the colors (The “blue” looked like blue, ya know, yellow and blue make green). We got 4 different types: Ziti, elbow, Wagon wheels and cavatelli (I think?)
- Put some of each of the pastas in a ziplock. (Kids can do)
- Pour in a few drops of food coloring.(Kids can do)
- Optional but recommended: pour in a tad of rubbing alcohol to make it dry faster- adult do!
- SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE! (Until fully coated) The kids LOVE this part!
- Pour out onto a baking sheet lined with a couple layers of paper towels. – adult do!
- Let dry if needed.
Sorry. I didn’t take too many pictures. BUT, I did decide that while I was “knee deep” in pasta, I would throw together a pasta salad with “everything but the kitchen sink.” LOL I literally scoured the cabinets and fridge for anything that I could dump in that would be complimentary, of course…
My sous chef was quite the help, and while I wish I had some sort of magical recipe, I will admit, I just kind of dumped every thing in and tasted it until it was good 🙂 I mean, isn’t that the key direction to ANY recipe!?
Anyway, it turned out GOOOOOD and way to kill two birds with one stone: fun activity and delicious colorful meal! Score!