Halloween Noodle Activity

How to dye noodles in bright Halloween themed colors to practice stringing

In a large zip loc bag combine ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, 10-12 drops of food coloring (black and orange) and ½ box of pasta/noodles. Shake noodles in bag until all noodles are covered let sit in bag for 2-3 hours, flipping them occasionally (the longer they sit the darker/brighter the color) drain access liquid and lay noodles out on cookie sheet to dry (do not place on paper towels or noodles with stick). When noodles are completely dry have child string the noodles on black or orange yarn! Stringing noodles is a great activity that encourages fine motor development as well as hand eye coordination. The activity can be modified by simply changing the shape or size of the noodle. If the child has trouble stringing using yarn, try using a pipe cleaner!

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