We made Noodle Necklaces for N Week!
Check out the pretty colours!
And to think I could have used these way back when I was trying to find big sized beads for little toddler hands to start learning about threading beads on a string, I could have just made these when my Butterfly was younger!
So wanna know how to dye raw noodles?
Apparently the secret is Rubbing Alcohol! Who knew?!
The Alcohol is a liquid that helps the food colouring spread to dye the noodles, but it doesn't break down the noodle fibers like water does, so the raw noodles stay in tact! Plus, the rubbing alcohol dries fast, so it doesn't keep the noodles wet for very long! Just enough to dry that colour on!
I put some rubbing alcohol and food dye in a baggie, threw in the noodes, zipped it shut, and then tossed around and around to coat those noodles well!
I then emptied the bag's contents onto a paper towel in the sink, to drain the liquid off. (Change to a new paper towel each time you change to a new colour, same with the baggie, colours spread together easily- great for colour mixing if you want!)
I then used my metal tongs to pick up the noodles and placed them on a pan laid with wax paper, to dry.
It really didn't take long to dry.
Give your munchkins some string and let them be jewelry-makers!
(I taped the end of the string with masking tape to make the end more manageable to thread for toddler and preschool age.)