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In the past I have never  measured spaghetti because if I had extra I always used leftovers for the next day.  I have noticed that I have more waste now that my family is smaller; so I try to cook just what we will eat that day plus one serving. Using the quarter, nickel, and dime method I came up with this idea.This Instructable is how to make a spaghetti measure so you don't have any waste.    

Step 1: What You Will Need

Picture of What You Will Need

1 Scrap piece of craft foam.
1 Quarter.
1 Nickel.
1 Dime.
1 Marker.

SparkySolar6 months ago
Very interesting
sunshiine (author)  SparkySolar6 months ago

Thanks Sparky! Have a beautiful evening!


WUVIE2 years ago
LOVE the intro photograph. Very cool!
sunshiine (author)  WUVIE2 years ago
Thanks! Have a beautiful day!
Nick705872 years ago
You know, I never though of measuring the dry noodles. This is a great idea. I always have a problem with my son wasting food by telling me he's "SUPER HUNGRY" and then barely touching his food after i've made him a larger portion. Maybe I could use the different sized holes to let him gauge his hunger in a visual way and he'd learn what it means to have eyes bigger than your stomach.
sunshiine (author)  Nick705872 years ago
I always made too much until I started measuring. It helps. Thanks for sharing and I hope your day shines!
Great Idea. I will do it soon. I needed this info. Thanks.
sunshiine (author)  craftknowitall3 years ago
Thanks for commenting! Hope it works for you! Have a super day!
canucksgirl3 years ago
Fantastic photo's sunshiine! I'm impressed. :)
I really like the tool you created to measure out portions. I've seen similar devices in stores, but they're expensive! This is not only very practical, but its an affordable way to DIY!

I can also see making additional holes for family size servings by using Canadian 1 and 2 dollar coins. ;)
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Now that is a super idea! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Maybe you could do that since you probably have the coins. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.
I already downloaded a pdf of your project so that I can do exactly that. :)
I'll upload a photo when I get it done if you want?
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
That is awesome! Would love a photo and a link so others can try it. I might even include it in my Instructable so those who are interested can go to your page. If you want . . . .
No, I'll just post a photo here (you can use it however you want). It's your project! ;)
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Thanks canucksgirl! Have a nice evening!
bajablue3 years ago
Brilliant idea!!!

Your pictures are wonderful, too! ;-D
sunshiine (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thank you friend! Have a super weekend!
IRQ_VET3 years ago
This is perfect I always eyeball how much per person but usually make more than I need causing us to over eat, thanks
sunshiine (author)  IRQ_VET3 years ago
I hear you on that! This method does help. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and please remember to have a super day!
blossom92833 years ago
BTW I love that picture of the spaghetti
sunshiine (author)  blossom92833 years ago
Thanks blossom9283!
blossom92833 years ago
Wow what a great idea!!! Being that only two people are eating spaghetti in my house now this will help not to waste a whole pound of spaghetti.
sunshiine (author)  blossom92833 years ago
Thanks! Have a super wonderful day!
pecospearl3 years ago
You are always thinking up a new idea. You amaze me Lil' Sis!
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl3 years ago
Thanks for commenting! Have a splendorous day!