Kool-Aid Dyed Pasta

So, what does one use Kool-Aid dyed pasta for? Well, this is an easy way to add a cool material to use for kids crafts, play jewelry, and sensory bins (to name a few).

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 2+ hours

  3. Messy


Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Open your freezer bag nice and wide, and stand it up. First, add the cup of pasta (a step for my two-year-old, V). Next, add the packet of Kool-Aid (definitely a V step!). Lastly, add the tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (this was a mama step). Repeat this process for each desired color.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Seal the bag shut and shake, shake, shake it up (this can be a fun part in the process for the kids to do, too!) Let it sit for a good 15-20 minutes so the color gets nice & strong.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    Pour the pasta out onto trays, and get the pasta as flat as it will go so that you can dry it overnight (or for at least 6-8 hours). I usually make little tin foil boats in the tray to separate the colors.
    Once the pasta is dry, the pieces will be all clumped together; separate the pasta. If there are still wet sections once the pasta has been separated, allow for some more drying time.
    And there you have it: an easy addition to your crafting materials!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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