Wednesday, November 9, 2011

dyed pasta for necklaces

I get to teach preschool tomorrow and I'm excited!  The book I chose as our theme is "More Spaghetti, I Say!" and we're going to do all sorts of fun things like make noodle necklaces, sing "On Top of Spaghetti", form the letter Ss out of yarn, count meatballs (pom poms), etc.  We're going to eat my very, very favorite spaghetti sauce with meatballs- you've got to try the sauce!  My mom taught preschool for many years and I remember her coloring all sorts of shaped pasta for necklaces.
If you're interested in some great preschool activities (she also has some fun food ideas) go to Preschool Alphabet.  I've learned the secret to happiness and it's quite simple.  Find something you love to do and do it! Do it as much as you can.  In the meantime, find a lot of talented friends and learn from them.  Soak up the talent for as long as you can then go and make some more talented friends.  I figure if I continue to do this my whole life through, I will have a very fun life and learn tons along the way.  THANK YOU TALENTED FRIENDS!

dyed pasta
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon food coloring
2 cups pasta
1 gallon sized freezer bag

Pour food coloring and alcohol into freezer bag and combine.  Add pasta to the bag and mix it all up.  Pour onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Let set for about an hour or so until dry.

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