These friendship necklace kits make fun (and frugal) party favors that the kids can make with very little grown-up help! I’ve included a printable template for the bag toppers sized for standard zip lock sandwich bags as a nice finishing touch, which has space on the back for “To:” and “From”.
Emily really enjoyed this process from start to finish! I dumped a bunch of pasta (about 2 boxes) into a large mixing bowl, and she spooned it out into several large zip lock baggies, one for each color she wanted to make.
Next, I added a few drops of food coloring and about 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to each bag. I sealed up the bags and let Emily work the dye into the pasta until it was brightly colored!
We dumped the colored pasta out onto some paper towel lined plates to air-dry, and while it was drying off, Emily got to practice some measuring skills! She cut pieces of string to be 30 inches long each, and tied knots on one end.
Once the pasta was completely dry, Emily was SO happy to start spooning it into zip lock sandwich bags to give to friends!!
Two boxes of pasta made enough “beads” for several friendship necklace kits (about 15 or so), and the colors are sure to brighten anyone’s day!
I added the string, printed out the bag toppers, and stapled them to the tops of the bags — quick, easy, and fun!!
I’ll be on tomorrow’s 10! Show to demonstrate some other easy and frugal party favors that kids can make — you won’t want to miss it!