DIY Sensory Kitchen: Rainbow Spaghetti Noodles
Rainbow Spaghetti is a favorite in our house! This is fun in more ways than one! They can eat the noodles in a dish, or they can PLAY with them! I have even dumped a few boxes into a kiddie pool and let them have a field day exploring the slippery slimy, beautifully colored rainbow noodles!
Want to make your own? It's simple, here's how:
First, be sure you overcook the spaghetti by 3 minutes more than suggested on the directions. Drain and rinse the spaghetti under cold water. Lay it out on a tray and as it cools be sure to shake it apart regularly, separating the strands to help them dry some and cool a bit faster.
Next, grab a handful of noodles and put them into a gallon size zip lock bag, add 3-8 drops of food coloring (one color per each bag) I had shared this recipe with a friend and mommy brain lead her to adding all of the colors into one bag, and resulted in a tarry green colored noodle. Not pretty!
Let the noodles sit in bags for 24 hours so they can fully absorb the colors! Remember the more drops you put in, the more bold they will be! The neon food colors are really pretty too! Periodically mix the noodles around within the bags, this is fun for little ones, just be sure they don't actually smash them to pieces or you'll end up with mush!
Some fun things to do with the noodles:
Cutting is a great way to incorporate sensory motor skills for beginner scissor skills:
Stay at Home Educator has my little girl head over heels and begging me to make her "Unicorn Pasta" for dinner one night:
This is the ultimate glory!!!! A Kkiddie pool filled with fun noodles!