Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dyeing Pasta or Rice

Materials Needed:
Rubbing Alcohol
Pasta or Rice
Food Coloring or Liquid Water Colors
bowls or Ziploc Baggies
Drying area
Paper towels or paper bag (to soak up excess liquid)

1. Portion out your pasta/rice into equal amounts for color distribution. Place the pasta/rice in bowls or ziploc baggies.
2. Cover the pasta/rice in rubbing alcohol you don't want the pasta/rice to be floating just cover to the top
3. Add food coloring/ liquid watercolors. STIR.
4. Let set for several Hours I let this batch set for 5 hours usually I let it set for 12-24 hours. Make sure that your bowls are covered with plastic wrap or your ziploc baggies are closed securely
5. Drain the liquid and place the pasta/rice on a drying area put papertowels/ paper bag underneath them to soak up excess liquid
6. Let dry for at least 2 hours
7. Enjoy! The alcohol does not absorb into the pasta or rice so they stay dry and crisp even after soaking.

Variation: This can be done with cooked spaghetti noodles for a fun sensory tub experiment!


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