Kool-Aid Dyed Pasta

Kool-Aid Dyed Pasta

So, what does one use Kool-Aid dyed pasta for? Well, this is an easy way to add a cool material to use for kids crafts, play jewelry, and sensory bins (to name a few).

Ages:
2 - 5
Est. Time:
2+ hours

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. dry pasta (1 cup)
  2. kool-aid
  3. rubbing alcohol (1 Tablespoon)
  4. plastic gallon bag / large ziplock bag
  5. foil / tinfoil / aluminum foil
  6. pan
  1. Open your freezer bag nice and wide, and stand it up. First, add the cup of pasta (a step for my two-year-old, V). Next, add the packet of Kool-Aid (definitely a V step!). Lastly, add the tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (this was a mama step). Repeat this process for each desired color.

  2. Seal the bag shut and shake, shake, shake it up (this can be a fun part in the process for the kids to do, too!) Let it sit for a good 15-20 minutes so the color gets nice & strong.

  3. Pour the pasta out onto trays, and get the pasta as flat as it will go so that you can dry it overnight (or for at least 6-8 hours). I usually make little tin foil boats in the tray to separate the colors.

    Once the pasta is dry, the pieces will be all clumped together; separate the pasta. If there are still wet sections once the pasta has been separated, allow for some more drying time.

    And there you have it: an easy addition to your crafting materials!