Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pasta and Rice Dye

Use this mixture to make colored pasta for necklaces or colored rice for textured art.

Materials needed:
a variety of pasta shapes that can be strung
food coloring
rubbing alcohol
waxed paper
plastic bowls
slotted spoon

Getting ready: Prepare the dye for the pasta by mixing one cup of rubbing alcohol with several drops of food coloring. Let the pasta soak in the mixture until it is colored. Remove the pasta from the dye with the slotted spoon and let it dry on a sheet of waxed paper.

I also have a recipe for this project that suggests using 2Tablespoons of rubbing alcohol with 1/2 cup of water and adding the desired amount of food coloring. Soak rice or pasta until the desired shade of color has been reached.

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