I know this is a classic preschooler activity, but I did not realize how much Emily would enjoy making these pasta necklaces! She was excited about every step, and loved wearing her necklaces around the house for the rest of the day.
April 15, 2009 by
To make your own pasta beads, you will need uncooked pasta such as ziti, penne, wagon wheels, or macaroni, white vinegar, and some food coloring. To a glass bowl, add one large handful of pasta, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 4-5 drops of food coloring. Stir very well, and allow to dry on paper plates.
Next, take a few feet of yarn, and thread a yarn needle. You may want to tie a small knot around the needle to keep the yarn from coming out.
We let the cat play with some leftover yarn. He’s big and fat and can use all the exercise he can get!