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How to Dye Noodles--the Crafting and Edible Version!!!

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Dyeing dry noodles for art collages, stringing awesome necklaces, or sorting by color is a breeze! Go back to kindergarten with this easy project.

*Note: This new recipe allows noodles to be used for craft projects, or technicolored meals!* Check out my blog, www.thehandmadeproject.com for more crafty tidbits.
 
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Step 1: Take one willing two-year-old and post them next to you in the kitchen.

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Step 2: Prep yourself with food coloring, white vinegar, baggies, and dry noodles.

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Step 3: Add one teaspoon (or less! Less is more in this step or else you will wind up with soggy noodles with unevenly distributed color) of vinegar to a baggie of dry noodles.

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Step 4: Squeeze in four to five drops of food coloring. Close baggie and distribute the color!

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Step 5: Open the newly colored baggie of noodles to let air dry. Enjoy just how easy dyeing noodles are!

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Step 6: Once noodles are dry, take out of baggie and get to stringing...

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Step 7: Or sorting by color (a great Montessori-inspired lesson).

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Step 8: When finished working with your gem-hued noodles, and your gem-hued hands.

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apple_12185 years ago
Is the pasta eatable?
Hello! The recipe that I have posted using white vinegar is edible. Bon appetit!