Sometimes it’s just nice to stay inside — especially in this summertime. Whether it’s due to excess heat or too much sun I look at it as a change of pace — a chance to do something different.
Colored Pasta beads is a very popular when it comes to encouraging kids in developing their fine motor skills. Aside from learning about patterns they will also be entertained with the colors and shapes.
Yes, I am rather cheap and I tend to save moolah so I dyed my own colored pasta beads using food coloring and alcohol.
You will need the following:
- macaroni pasta
- food coloring
- disposable cups
- paper towels
- baking tray
Scoop one cup of uncooked pasta into each of the bowls. The pasta should all be of the same type.
Add a few drops of food coloring (using a different color for each bowl) to each. Stir. Keep adding a few drops at a time until the pasta begins to change color.
Add ¾ tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and stir until evenly coated.
Transfer the colored pasta to a cookie sheet lined with wax paper (or paper towel) and let it dry overnight.
Once the pasta is dry, it’s ready to use.
Here’s some of the crafts that allows little A to to enhance his creativity.
Stringing beads to create necklace or bracelet
Digging picture samples of letter A
There are lots of ways on how you can have fun playing your DIY beads you just have to explore..
Have fun, be creative and explore art