DIY: Dyed Macaroni

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During the rainy, cold, snowy days of winter, having some indoor activities in your arsenal is a good idea.  Preschoolers love to string colored macaroni to make necklaces and crowns, and they can learn some valuable things while doing so! (Practicing fine motor skills, color recognition, patterning)


  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Food Coloring
  • Dry Macaroni
  • Ziploc Bags
  • String

1. Put some macaroni in a Ziploc.  Squirt in some rubbing alcohol and the color of your choice.2. Enlist the help of your preschooler to shake the bag and coat the macaroni with the dye.

3. Spread the noodles out and let dry.

4. Give your preschooler a piece of string and let them string the macaroni.  Tie off into a necklace when they’re done.


Author: Sheila Stover

I'm a grace-loving, coffee-guzzling, overseas-living wife, mom, home school teacher and I process it all through writing when I can!

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