Supplies: (Per Color)
1 Cup Rice or 1 Cup Pasta
1 packet Kool-Aid
1-2 tsp Rubbing Alcohol
Gallon or large plastic Ziplock bags
First add 1 cup of pasta to each bag. We decided to use a different kind of pasta for each color. After the pasta is separated into the bags pour 1 packet of Kool-Aid on top of the pasta. Add 1-2 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol to each bag on top of the previous two ingredients.
Seal the bag shut and shake it up. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes to saturate. Cover the cookie sheet with tin foil.
Next, pour the wet pasta onto the cookie sheet. and get it as flat as it will go so that you can dry it overnight (or for at least 6-8 hours). When it is dry, the rice will be all clumped together; separate the rice grains with your hands.
Now you can use it for sensory learning or to make additional arts and crafts projects like I intend to do. My son was already having fun counting and telling me the colors.
|Get out your supplies|
|Show your excitement :)|
|Pour the pasta into the baggies|
|Get ready to add the Kool-Aid|
|Pour the Kool-Aid over the pasta, add the rubbing alcohol and tightly seal the baggies|
|Vigorously shake up each bag|
|Get that dye to stick to the pasta|
|Happily wait for the dye to sink in|
|Lay it out to dry overnight and then play :)|
If you would like to see the past DIY activities that we have completed together, check them out here:
Make Your Own Rainstorm
Orange Sugar Scrub