Arts & Crafts

Dyed Pasta

Dyed Pasta
Photo by: Nancy M.

Nancy M. Submitted by: Nancy M.

Create colorful "beads" out of pasta to use for necklaces or other crafts!

525 minutes
12 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 3 tots


  • 2 cups Pasta noodles (choose the right pasta for your craft)
  • 1/4 cup Rubbing alcohol
  • 10 drops Food coloring (variety of colors)
  • 1 Ziploc bags


  1. Pour the rubbing alcohol and food coloring in a ziploc bag. Squish around to mix.
  2. Add uncooked pasta.
  3. Ensure that all pasta is evenly coated by gently squeezing the bag.
  4. Let the bags sit to absorb the color.
  5. When you have your desired color, drain the colored alcohol out of the bag, and then set the pasta out to dry. I let mine dry overnight.
Associated Activity
Once the colored pasta is ready, you can use it for other projects like these:
Pasta Necklace:
Pasta Art: